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58 • ROCK products • January 2018 www.rockproducts.com FOCUS ON HEALTH & SAFETY River Bend Sand and Gravel of Salem, Ore., is celebrating an achievement of four million man-hours without a lost- time injury. "I am very proud of our Oregon team for having achieved this milestone," Ric Linares North West Region president of Oldcastle Materials said. "It truly represents embracing the Zero-Harm culture we strive for in our West Division." Linares said that River Bend Sand and Gravel focuses on empowering individuals so that they feel comfortable with always making the right decision in every situation and never feel pressured to do anything that is not completely safe. "We treat each other as family and watch out for one another," Linares said. "We also strive for personal engagement to embed our safety culture throughout the organization." MLPA Recognizes 2016 Safety Award Recipients More than 80 stationary and portable plant crews of the Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA) were honored with the MLPA Safety Award for their records of safety and outstanding performance in 2016. Categories include the Safety Commendation For No Lost-Time Acci- dents, as well as the Consecutive Years Without A Lost-Time Accident Award and the Multiples of 100,000 Hours Without A Lost-Time Accident Award. The association announced that: • Beyer Crushed Rock has worked 28 years without a lost- time accident. •  Central Stone Co.'s Knox County Stone plant has worked 26 years without a lost-time accident. •  Boone Quarries' East Quarry plant has worked 24 years without a lost-time accident. • Boone Quarries' West Quarry plant has worked 21 years without a lost-time accident. •  Martin Marietta's Stamper Mine has worked 900,000 hours without a lost-time accident. •  Martin Marietta's Parkville Mine has worked 800,000 hours without a lost-time accident. •  Central Stone Co.'s Knox County Stone plant has worked 700,000 hours without a lost-time accident. "Each year the Missouri Limestone Producers Association recognizes companies for their commitment to workplace safety, and we commend them for their records in oper- ating a safe workplace," said Jacci Gamble, MLPA's Safety Committee chairwoman. "It is important that we recognize companies who set exemplary safety records and acknowl- edge them in their efforts to promote health and safety at their respective worksites." MLPA solicits applications for the program each year and after an extensive review by the MLPA Safety Committee, awards are made at the association's annual convention. The awards program recognizes performance measured in days of no lost-time accidents, consecutive years without an accident and multiples of 100,000 hours without a lost-time accident. "These awards are a reminder each year of the importance of safety in our industry and the commitment by our mem- bers to the well-being of industry employees," said MLPA Executive Manager Morgan Mundell. "The MLPA is proud to showcase and recognize this commitment." The Missouri Limestone Producers Association consists of 47 member companies engaged in the production of crushed stone and aggregate for commercial, residential, agricultural and infrastructure needs. Telluride Gravel Attains Safety Milestone United Companies' Telluride Gravel plant in Colorado is cele- brating an achievement of three million man-hours without a lost-time injury. "This milestone is a testament to all of the tremendous pro- fessionals in our business," Kyle Alpha, general manager of United Companies/Telluride Gravel, said. "It could not have been achieved without our employees' dedication and commitment to our fundamental core family value of safe production. We are fortunate to have the best in the business working for our organization." At Grand Junction, Colo.-based United Companies, each employee is regularly trained from the day they on-board that safety is the number one priority. Employees are empowered to "See. Stop. And Do." Each team member takes a personal pledge to accept their role in building the compa- ny's safety culture. River Bend Sand and Gravel Celebrates Safety Achievement

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