IMA-NA presents Safety Achievement Awards for 2012

May 7, 2013

hardhatThe Industrial Minerals Association – North America (IMA-NA) has presented 14 companies and 33 mining operations with its safety recognition awards.

IMA-NA Chairman David Brown and IMA-NA President Mark Ellis presented the awards at the IMA-NA’s Spring Meeting. IMA-NA runs the awards program in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

The IMA-NA Safety Achievement Award honors individual IMA-NA member companies for the best reportable injury rate for the preceding calendar year. There are three categories based on employee hours: small (fewer than 100,000 employee hours), medium (fewer than 700,000 but more than 100,000 employee hours) and large (700,000 or more employee hours).

To choose the winners, IMA-NA evaluated the companies’ safety performance at all of their U.S. facilities and non-U.S. mining sites in North America.

The following companies received the IMA-NA Safety Achievement Award for 2012:

  • FMC Corporation in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania: 1,837,473 hours, 12 injuries, injury rate of 1.31 per 200,000 employee work-hours (Large Category)

  • KaMin LLC in Macon, Georgia: 648,779 hours, zero injuries (Medium Category)

  • IMI Fabi, LLC in Benwood, West Virginia: 79,278 hours, zero injuries (Small Category)

IMA-NA also honored 11 other companies for their zero reportable injury rate, though these companies had fewer hours than the winning companies:

  • Superior Silica Sands LLC in Fort Worth, Texas: 123,922 hours (Medium Category)

  • Old Hickory Clay Company in Mayfield, Kentucky: 77,927 hours (Small Category)

  • Manley Brothers, Inc. in Troy Grove, Illinois: 65,898 hours (Small Category)

  • Southern Filter Media in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana: 60,485 hours (Small Category)

  • Bryan Rock Products, Inc. in Shakopee, Minnesota: 27,955 (Small Category)

  • CED Enterprises in Akron, Ohio: 24,738 hours (Small Category)

  • CARBO Ceramics Inc. in Marshfield, Wisconsin: 23,013 hours (Small Category)

  • Southern Ohio Sand in Willoughby, Ohio: 22,092 hours (Small Category)

  • George W. Bryant Core Sands, Inc. in McConnellsville, New York: 11,252 hours (Small Category)

  • Jordan Sands, LLC in North Mankato, Minnesota: 6,600 hours (Small Category)

  • RLF Baldwin Operations LLC in Magnolia Springs, Alabama: 4,959 hours (Small Category)

In addition to company awards and honors, the association recognized 33 individual IMA-NA-member U.S. mining operations for working 200,000 employee hours with a zero reportable injury rate.

These operations are first-time honorees:

  • FMC Corporation’s Westvaco in Sweetwater County, Wyoming: 424,161 hours

  • Imerys Marble’s New York Mine in Pickens County, Georgia: 293,477 hours

  • Imerys Talc’s Sappington Mill in Gallatin County, Montana: 272,819 hours

  • Unimin Corporation’s Unimin Gore Plant in Frederick County, Virginia: 271,456 hours

  • Unimin Corporation’s Unimin Corp – Hephzibah in Richmond County, Georgia: 267,444 hours

  • Lhoist North America’s Nolanville Mine & Mill in Bell County, Texas: 259,719 hours

  • M-I SWACO’s Brownsville Barite Plant in Cameron County, Texas: 241,094 hours

  • U.S. Silica Company’s Mill Creek Plant #39 in Johnston County, Oklahoma: 238,566 hours

  • Carmeuse Lime & Stone Inc.’s James River Operation – Plant #2 in Botecourt County, Virginia: 236,465 hours

  • Imerys Talc’s Yellowstone Mine in Madison County, Montana: 235,651 hours

  • EP Minerals, LLC’s Colado Mine in Pershing County, Nevada: 233,723 hours

  • Premier Silica LLC’s Voca Pit & Plant in McCulloch County, Texas: 218,711 hours

  • Carmeuse Lime & Stone Inc.’s Portage Operation in Porter County, Indiana: 211,051 hours

  • Amcol International Corp’s Yellowtail Mine in Big Horn County, Wyoming: 208,664 hours

  • Graymont Western US Inc.’s Tacoma Plant in Pierce County, Washington: 207,077 hours

  • Lhoist North America’s Crab Orchard Mine and Mill in Cumberland County, Tennessee: 202,311 hours

These operations are repeat honorees:

  • Halliburton BPM’s Lovell Mill in Bighorn County, Wyoming: 735,376 hours (also honored in 2009, 2010 and 2011)

  • Imerys Talc’s Three Forks Mill in Gallatin County, Montana: 679,038 hours (also honored in 2007, 2010 and 2011)

  • Old Hickory Clay Company’s Hickory Clay Mill in Graves County, Kentucky: 558,613 hours (also honored in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011)

  • Southern Filter Media’s Baywood Plant in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana: 537,819 hours (also honored in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011)

  • KaMin LLC’s Sandersville Plant in Washington County, Georgia: 513,299 hours (also honored in 2010 and 2011)

  • U.S. Silica’s Kosse Plant in Limestone County, Texas: 497,405 hours (also honored in 2003, 2004 and 2011)

  • KaMin LLC’s Macon Plant in Twiggs County, Georgia: 459,731 hours (also honored in 2010)

  • KaMin LLC’s Wrens Plant in Jefferson County, Georgia: 459,010 hours (also honored in 2010 and 2011)

  • Imerys Clays’ Deepstep Land and Mines in Washington County, Georgia: 378,647 hours (also honored in 2009, 2010 and 2011)

  • U.S. Silica Company’s Rockwood Plant in Wayne County, Michigan: 304,705 hours (also honored in 2010 and 2011)

  • Unimin Corporation’s Unimin Schoolhouse Quartz Plant in Avery County, North Carolina: 280,700 hours (also honored in 2003)

  • Imerys – CE Minerals’s Macon County Mines in Macon County, Georgia: 277,799 hours (also honored in 2009, 2010 and 2011)

  • Unimin Corporation’s Unimin Red Hill IOTA in Mitchell County, North Carolina: 273,500 hours (also  honored in 2004 and 2010)

  • U.S. Silica’s Dubberly Plant in Webster County, Louisiana: 252,691 hours (also honored in 2006 and 2011)

  • U.S. Silica’s Jackson Plant in Madison County, Tennessee: 250,076 hours (also honored in 2003 and 2011)

  • Lhoist North America’s Alabaster Mill in Shelby County, Alabama: 239,291 hours (also honored in 2011)

  • Imerys Filtration Minerals Inc.’s Fernley Plant in Lyon County, Nevada: 238,790 hours (also honored in 2011)

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