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Cemex invests in health & safety app

17 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures announced it invested in Prysmex, a Mexico-based start-up that offers an app to detect and helping to prevent workplace accidents through the Internet of Things and real-time data collection. Prysmex’s innovative solution features a web-based platform with a collaborative management app that monitors the environmental and geolocation variables of unsafe acts and conditions on customised 3D maps, enabling real-time decision-making and increased industry safety and productivit...

LafargeHolcim increased investment in Jerez de la Frontera

24 January 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain, invested EUR2m in improving its facilities in 2017, according to a company statement. The sum represents a 20 per cent rise when compared with investment in 2016. The investment focussed on environmental improvements, including the replacement of continuous measuring equipment in the stack and the installation of fire detection systems in the fuel unloading and storage areas. In addition, it worked on the rehabilitatio...

Five killed in accidental explosion at Rohri Cement plant

22 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Initial report suggests that five people, including security personnel, were killed and eight others were injured in a blast while defusing explosives at a cement factory in Sukkur in Sindh province of Pakistan on Tuesday. The management of Rohri Cement (Pvt) Ltd in a public announcement, on 21 September, expressed profound sorrow about the deaths of "martyred, valiant Rangers – as well as the officers and the workers of Rohri Cement plant, due to accidental explosion occurred on 19 S...

Cemex USA recognised for safety, energy efficiency & environmental stewardship

10 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Three Cemex USA cement plants have been recognised with five awards from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) for outstanding achievements in safety performance, safety innovation, and energy and environmental stewardship. Cemex's Victorville, Brooksville South and Balcones cement plants were each presented with awards from the PCA on 9 May 2017, at the organisation's spring meeting in Washington DC. "Cemex is committed to safe and sustainable business practices throughout our operat...

Cemex publishes report on environmental and social achievements in 2016

31 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex has published its first integrated report , covering 2016. The report brings together the information that the company had in published in separate annual and sustainability reports in previous years. The integrated report thus covers both Cemex’s financial performance for 2016, which the firm had already released in February , and its work in other areas, including its efforts to improve environmental performance and to promote corporate social responsibility. “As a unified gl...

China: Fujian Province cement plant collapse kills four

23 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Four people have died following the collapse of a structure at a cement plant in Zhangzhou City, eastern Fujian Province. The incident occurred on 20 March when a building in Zhongda cement plant in Kuiyang township, Nanjing County, collapsed. Four workers were trapped, with three dying at the scene and the other passing away at hospital.

USA: Roanoke Cement OSHA safety recognition

04 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Roanoke Cement Co’s Richmond site in Virginia, has been awarded admission to US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Programme (SHARP). SHARP recognises small business employers who have succeeded with operating exemplary injury and illness prevention. Admission to SHARP highlights individual sites as a model for worksite safety and health. This achievement is especially important for Roanoke’s Richmond site and the state of Virg...

Ignore FSI potential at your peril

16 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Ensuring employee safety should be placed at the top of the organisational agenda, but in some cases current health and safety practices, or their implementation and compliance, fall short. To avoid such incidents, an ongoing review of the potential for serious injury and fatality (FSI) during certain tasks and the effectiveness of current safety practices can highlight likely risk areas. By Dekra Insight, USA. Assessing the potential for serious injury and improving current safety pr...

LafargeHolcim zero fatality rate

04 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Safety Coaching, a safety consultancy firm, has helped LafargeHolcim create safer sites and improve incident reporting. The company established a programme for improving construction safety for projects employing up to 5000 workers. Rob Shore, of Safety Coaching, says, “We’re very pleased with our successful delivery of a variety of training and coaching courses to LafargeHolcim, helping them to achieve a zero fatality rate in the sites where we have been directly involved and boosted saf...

Votorantim to invest in Spanish plant

04 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos will invest EUR1.7m in the Toral de los Vados cement plant of its Spanish subsidiary Cementos Cosmos. The investment will fund environmental improvements as well as health and safety initiatives. Last year the Brazilian major invested around EUR1.8m in the modernisation of the facilities despite the works seeing clinker production fall by 10 per cent with further declines expected for this year. Votorantim attributed the 2015 drop due to a decrease in exports. “Our lac...