Lehigh Hanson employees receive Safety and Health, Environment leadership awards from NSSGA

| Published on February 4, 2014

NSSGA_VERT_RGBThe National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced Tuesday that two Lehigh Hanson employees have received leadership awards in Safety and Health and in Environment.

Jon Reedy, Lehigh Hanson’s director of environment, safety and health for the South Region and Hanson Building Products, received the 2013 James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional Award for advocating for mining aggregates in a safe manner.

Reedy has worked to bring about procedural changes and improved training within Lehigh Hanson, with the goal of preventing injuries. He has overseen development of training programs, adoption of metatarsal footwear and cut/puncture resistant work gloves and improvements in machinery guarding.

His work also includes establishing the reporting of key safety information, as well as guidance on how to avoid recurrence of injuries. Reed has directed several facilities that have achieved 1 million man-hours worked without a lost-time injury, and he helped reduce injury rates, workman’s compensation costs and the number of MSHA citations.

Reedy has been active in NSSGA’s Safety and Health Committee for many years. In the late 1990s, he helped develop the Part 46 rule, which mandated training that would serve to protect miners from safety and health hazards.

The James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional Award, established in 1987, recognizes an individual who has contributed to his or her company’s and the industry’s efforts toward proactive safe and healthful operating practices.

James Zadorozny, Lehigh Hanson’s area environmental manager, received the 2013 Environmental Leadership Award for his environmental work with Lehigh Hanson and its affiliated companies over the past decade.

Zadorozny partnered with regulatory agencies, associations and community groups to educate and open lines of communication.

He developed Best Management Practices for state stormwater programs; worked with states to make air permits more flexible for operators but still protective of the environment; assisted in getting sites certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council and developed; and instituted environmental policies, training and audit programs across company locations in the central and southern United States. Zadorozny also implemented and managed a petroleum tank upgrade project.

NSSGA notes that one of Zadorozny’s letters of recommendation said: “Jim has established himself as a leader of the aggregates industry by working closely with regulatory agencies for the benefit of our communities and the improvement of the environment. He genuinely cares about the legacy left behind for the next generation by our industry.“

The Environmental Leadership Award recognizes an individual in the aggregates industry who contributed to his or her company’s and the industry’s efforts to achieve environmentally sound operating practices.

NSSGA will present both awards at the association’s Annual Honors Awards Ceremony, held on March 4 during NSSGA’s 2014 Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more information about NSSGA’s awards, visit nssga.org/awards.

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