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Ensuring safe practices

25 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Occupational health and safety is key priority for the HeidelbergCement. This is reflected by HeidelbergCement India’s efforts to instil a health and safety culture at an organisational and technical level, and the implementation of a number of initiatives to enhance employee workplace safety and reduce accident-related plant downtime. By Jamshed N Cooper and SK Tiwari, HeidelbergCement India. HeidelbergCement India highlights health and safety practices implemented across its operati...

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...

Safety award for Hanson Cement

13 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK, part of the HeidelbergCement Group, has been awarded a Tanker Safety Award at the 2016 Tip-ex and Tank-ex awards, recognising the company’s dedicated approach to vehicle safety. The award is given for improving safety in a particular area of tanker operations and in this case was awarded for the development of an integrated emergency shutdown system. Hanson’s ‘Run Lock’ system operates parallel to the Pulse lighting system to enable the operation of the tanker with the tract...

Improving process safety

26 August 2015, Published under Cement News

The increasing use of alternative fuels is one example of where process safety is brought to the forefront at many cement plants, but hazards related to the storage and transportation of fuels, structural failures of fly ash silos/coal bins, explosion in kilns and coal mills, etc, underline the importance of process safety management. By K Ramesh Ramalingam, Prasad Ramchandra Rajadhyaksha and SV Jithesh, Chola MS Risk, India. Figure 1: key elements of process safety for a cement plant...

Passion for safety

12 August 2013, Published under Cement News

A company’s ability to maintain the highest standards, whether in safety, quality control or environmental excellence, depends largely on its employees. By investing in employee training and development, organisations foster a culture that promotes and encourages sustainable corporate success. This strategy is particularly true with regard to occupational health and safety. By Robin DeCarlo, Holcim (US), Inc. Holcim’s Devil’s Slide plant in Morgan, Utah, is just one example where the ...

Aiming for zero accidents

22 July 2013, Published under Cement News

For the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), the number-one priority for all its 24 member companies is safety. Revised guidelines published in May 2013 on measuring and reporting aim to make the industry a safer place. Mobile equipment operation is one of the key areas of safety concerns in cement plants Prioritising safety is not new to CSI members. They have always been aware of the challenges concerning drivers ...

Giant steps for safety

15 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Since the privatisation of Bulgarian producers Devnya Cement and Vulkan Cement by Italcementi in the late 1990s, significant improvements to working conditions and occupational safety at both facilities have been implemented and continue to be a core value of operations. By Devnya Cement, Bulgaria. Measures employed by Italcementi's Bulgarian operations have led to a significant reduction in accidents by minimising risks and providing a safe working environment for employees ...

UltraTech's sustainable journey

14 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Harmonising economic goals with the development of employees, vendors and the communities in which it operates, is in the DNA of Aditya Birla Group (ABG), where the concept of trusteeship is deeply rooted. UltraTech Cement Ltd, part of the Aditya Birla Group, added one more dimension to the trusteeship concept when it formally began its sustainability journey. By OP Puranmalka, UltraTech Cement Ltd, India. Rainwater harvesting at the mines of Vikram cement works, India In 2006, ...

Ambuja Cements wins safety awards

27 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements has won two national awards for safety at its Rabriyawas plant in Rajasthan.  The company bagged the first prize for its good performance in industrial safety and was runner-up in the category, ‘Accident Free Year.’ This is for the second consecutive year that the plant has won the National Safety Awards, according to The Hindu Business Line. The awards have been instituted by the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment in 1965. Ajay Kapur, CEO, Ambuja Cements, said safe...

Safety: meeting the challenge

05 March 2012, Published under Cement News

In this article, Peter Anderson reflects on his role as a General Manager of a cement plant in China, and the steps he took to establish an effective health and safety programme. Unconventional and even controversial, this article brings an original perspective to one of the most challenging and important roles of the cement plant manager, especially those operating in developing markets. Effective health and safety using Professor W Edwards Deming's "14 rules" as a foundation ...