State and Province News March 2012
Ash Grove Cement Co.’s Seattle plant received the Association of Washington Business’ Better Workplace Safety Award from Gov. Chris Gregoire. “This is an important recognition of our team’s efforts, because safety is a cornerstone of how we operate every minute of every hour of every day,” Plant Manager Todd Hinton said in a company press release. According to the company’s corporate director of health and safety, each of the company’s eight manufacturing plants actively participates in the company’s health and safety management system, which includes injury prevention, compliance management, audits, and training to ensure a safe work environment for employees.
Lafarge’s Stonewall Aggregates received international recognition for its contributions to wildlife habitat conservation at the Wildlife Habitat Council’s (WHC) 23rd Annual Symposium. According to WHC, the site was honored for its commitment to environmental stewardship and increasing native biodiversity by achieving Wildlife at Work certification. The 1,300-acre site is located in southern Manitoba and is surrounded by property that is either farmed or mined. The Wildlife Management Team is working with the University of Winnipeg on an innovative composting and reclamation project that aims to restore the site to an ecological status that is similar to the undisturbed condition. In addition, it has engaged in several outreach and education events.
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