While we continually outperform others in our industry, our
committment to managing the safety of our workforce is constantly
emphasized across all of our regional
businesses and operations.
Our senior management team has adopted a new Safety
Policy Statement that guides us in our ongoing initiatives. Our committment
to safety is presented to every employee before they begin work and can constantly strive to improve our safety training and safety management systems.
The objective of our Safety Policy is to significantly
reduce and virtually elimate the word "accident" from
our working lives. At Aggregate Industries, our employees are personally
committed to the attainment of these goals and make safety an integral
part of every task, every day. We keep up with OSHA standards by keeping Material Safety Data Sheets (pdf) available for our employees and customers.
As an example of our continuous improvement, our Sloan Mountain Quarry operation in Las Vegas, Nevada recently won the National Mining Association and the Mine Safety and Health Administration's prestigious Sentinels of Safety Award for the second year in a row. This award is co-sponsored by both MSHA and the NMA, and only 5% of all mining operations even qualify for the award each year.