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NOV 2012

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CalCIMA Recognizes Members for Excellence in Safety The California Construction & Industrial Materials Asso‐ ciation (CalCIMA) announced the 2012 recipients of the CalCIMA Safety Awards. "CalCIMA is fortunate to have so many companies and personnel that are highly dedicated to ensuring worker safety," said Gary Hambly, president and CEO of Cal‐ CIMA. "Each award winner has a compelling story of motivating workers, making changes to the work place, or being a leader for others." This year's winners are: n The Outstanding Safety Leadership Award– Sherry Robertson, Weigh Master for Granite Construction's Hand‐ ley Ranch Quarry in Monterey County. In her role as weigh master for the mine, she excels in creating a safety culture for everyone that arrives on site. n Ready Mixed Concrete Plant– CalPortland Construc‐ tion's Solvang Ready Mix Plant in Santa Barbara County. Accepting the award for the Solvang Plant was Darrell Mougeotte, ready mix area manager. The plant's accom‐ plishments include easily accessible PPE equipment, a new load tempering structure to prevent falls, and a new safety center in the break room. n Small Aggregate Mine– Santa Fe Aggregates' Water‐ ford Plant in Stanislaus County. John Lane, EH&S project manager for Teichert Materials, accepted the award on be‐ half of plant personnel. The mine has created an atmos‐ phere, where employees can talk openly about safety. Their motto is "safe production, it's just the way we roll." n Large Aggregate Mine – Lehigh Hanson's Carroll Canyon Rock Plant in San Diego County. Accepting the award for the Carroll Canyon Rock Plant was Ron Thompson, plant manager. The plant is exceptional for motivating personnel, establishing a safety culture, and serving as a testing ground for new safety programs. Their moto is "safety's just not first…safety just IS." n Industrial Mineral Mine – Elementis Specialties, Inc.'s Hector Mine in San Bernardino County. Accepting the award for the Hector Mine personnel were Todd Patterson, global director HSE & Quality Assurance; James Barry, manager, Hector Mine; and Rick Sanchez, Local 535 Steel Worker's president. E RANDY K. LOGSDON Randy K. Logsdon, CMSP, is manager of safety for Intrepid Potash New Mex- ico operations. He has practiced safety on both the coal and metal/non- metal side of mining for more than 30 years. Randy is a Certified Mine Safety Professional. He can be reached at JAMES SHARPE James Sharpe holds a master's degree in envi- ronmental health sciences and is certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene, health and safety. He can be reached at ELLEN SMITH Ellen Smith is the owner of Legal Publication Services, publisher of Mine Safety & Health News, www.mine- She has been covering mining issues since 1987 and has won 31 journalism awards for her reporting, including the 2010 Magnum Opus Award for Outstanding Achieve- ment in Custom Media. Ellen can be reached at 585-721-3211, or at ROCKproducts • NOVEMBER 2012 39

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