Lehigh Cement wins Governor's Workspace Safety Award

Lehigh Cement wins Governor's Workspace Safety Award
01 March 2019

Lehigh Cement Company LLC (Lehigh Hanson, Inc), was awarded the Governor's Workplace Safety Award in the medium-size business category for innovation at the company's Mitchell, Indiana, plant.

The Governor's Workplace Safety Awards are a result of a collaboration among the Indiana Department of Labor on behalf of Governor Eric J Holcomb, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Central Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Governor Eric J Holcomb recognised winners and presented commemorative certificates during the Annual Indiana Safety and Health Conference & Expo Luncheon.

"Governor Holcomb is committed to jobs and economic growth throughout the state of Indiana, and that will only happen if we are training and educating our employees on safety practices," said Tom Chizmadia, senior vice president of government affairs and communications for Lehigh Hanson. "By honouring a handful of companies that are committed to innovation and safety, he continues to support Hoosiers and develop a skilled and ready workforce."
"At Lehigh Hanson, the safety and health of our employees, contractors, and engineers is our top priority,"said Jerry Miller, Mitchell plant manager. "We promote this practice through requiring all employees to complete 24 hours of safety training and conducting weekly safety meetings that focus on plant specific topics. At the end of the day, our employees are the foundation of our safety and health management programs, and we are extremely grateful for their hard work and dedication."
Lehigh has adopted a companywide Safety Action Plan with specific targets that focus on areas of significant risk, including critical risk management and zero fatalities. Additionally, Lehigh conducts ‘Safety Conversations’ at a minimum of once a week where employees have a chance to discuss safety and health practices with their supervisor.

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