LafargeHolcim was recognized by the Portland Cement Association for its outstanding safety performance and innovative approaches to increasing safety metrics. Winners of the Safety Innovation Awards were recognized at the PCA 2017 Spring Board Meeting and Fly-In in Washington, D.C.

“At LafargeHolcim, the health and safety of our employees, contractors and the communities in which we live and work is paramount,” said John Stull, CEO U.S. Cement, LafargeHolcim. “We are proud of the hard work and dedication of our teams in Utah and North Dakota, and are honored to have these achievements recognized by our industry peers.”

The Devil’s Slide Plant in Morgan, Utah received the 2017 Chairman’s Safety Performance Award. In 2016, the plant experienced no lost time or medical treatment incidents, and recently celebrated more than two years without a site medical treatment incident.

The company also received PCA’s Safety Innovation Award for their “Pneumatic Hatch Program,” first rolled out across its tanker truck fleet in North Dakota. Installing pneumatic hatches on tanker trucks was an important safety feature because they eliminated the need for drivers to climb on equipment, decreasing risks of falls and reducing loading time. The team also led an initiative to have these pneumatic hatches installed in the tankers used by the company’s third-party carriers.

“We are pleased to be able to recognize companies like LafargeHolcim for their strong commitment to safety,” said James Toscas, president and CEO of PCA. “Together, we can support the cement industry by continuing to develop innovative ideas and adhering to a high standard of performance.”