No accidents at Italcementi Castrovillari Plant 2004-2005

No accidents at Italcementi Castrovillari Plant 2004-2005
Published: 17 February 2006

No workplace accidents took place at the Castrovillari cement production plan of Italian construction company Italcementi near Cosenza in southern Italy, in the last two years, the company said on February 16, 2006.  According to Italcementi, that was the result of workplace security programme Zero Infortuni (No Accidents), launched in 2000 at all company plants in Italy and abroad.  The incidence of workplace accidents in cement producing plants in Italy fell by 90 per cent since the start of Zero Infortuni.  A total 3000 hours have been spent on safety training initiatives for Castrovillari workers since 2000, Castrovillari plant manager Salvatore Salvaggio said.  The Zero Infortuni programme is in line with Italcementi’s sustainable development plan, aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the health and safety of workers. The plant employs 350 and produces 770,000t of cement a year.