Limestone byproducts for food create niche market
NALC has produced limestone products since 2008 from the 243 Complex located in Cloverdale, Ind. The 243 Complex is composed of 243 Lime, which produces pulverized limestone products, and 243 Quarry, a high-calcium crushed limestone operation.
“Therefore, our customers are able to improve the safety and reliability of products that they contribute to the human food chain,” McLean says. “The SF/SF certification also affords us the opportunity to further differentiate ourselves from the competition as the most dependable producer of high-calcium products.”
Finding out more
North American Limestone Corp. (NALC): www.nalimestone.com
Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program: www.safefeedsafefood.org
American Feed Industry Association (AFIA): www.afia.org
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Seven tips for ‘innovative’ behavior-based’ safety
The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) presented — at the invitation of the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) Southeastern district — seven ideas targeting injury reduction at stone, sand, and gravel facilities.
MSHA invited NSSGA to speak about perspectives on successful leadership. During the presentation, the association discussed the NSSGA Safety Pledge, which calls for signers to commit their companies to help the aggregates industry achieve a 10-percent reduction in injury rates in each of five years, and provided seven ideas of programs undertaken within a culture of safe and healthy production aiming to engage workers with the goal of boosting the team’s overall performance in reducing injuries and illnesses.
The seven ideas from NSSGA are as follows:
2. “Leadership weekends,” which afford the chance for delivering safety training to frontline leaders typically responsible for production-related tasks when most training is offered.
3. “Safety Blitz,” which consists of visits by eight random workers from peer facilities to evaluate conditions as if they were MSHA inspectors.
4. “District Safety Steering Teams,” a new collection of safety discussions ushering together hourly employees for reviewing the process by which safety committees develop and communicate their work.
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