More than 80 stationary and portable plant crews of the Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA) were honored with the MLPA Safety Award for their records of safety and outstanding performance in 2016. Categories include the Safety Commendation For No Lost-Time Accidents, as well as the Consecutive Years Without A Lost-Time Accident Award and the Multiples of 100,000 Hours Without A Lost-Time Accident Award.
The association announced that:
Beyer Crushed Rock has worked 28 years without a lost-time accident.
Central Stone Co.’s Knox County Stone plant has worked 26 years without a lost-time accident.
Boone Quarries’ East Quarry plant has worked 24 years without a lost-time accident.
Boone Quarries’ West Quarry plant has worked 21 years without a lost-time accident.
Martin Marietta’s Stamper Mine has worked 900,000 hours without a lost-time accident.
Martin Marietta’s Parkville Mine has worked 800,000 hours without a lost-time accident.
Central Stone Co.’s Knox County Stone plant has worked 700,000 hours without a lost-time accident.
“Each year the Missouri Limestone Producers Association recognizes companies for their commitment to workplace safety, and we commend them for their records in operating a safe workplace,” said Jacci Gamble, MLPA’s Safety Committee chairwoman. “It is important that we recognize companies who set exemplary safety records and acknowledge them in their efforts to promote health and safety at their respective worksites.”
MLPA solicits applications for the program each year and after an extensive review by the MLPA Safety Committee, awards are made at the association’s annual convention. The program recognizes performance measured in days of no lost-time accidents, consecutive years without an accident and multiples of 100,000 hours without a lost-time accident.
“These awards are a reminder each year of the importance of safety in our industry and the commitment by our members to the well-being of industry employees,” said MLPA Executive Manager Morgan Mundell. “The MLPA is proud to showcase and recognize this commitment.”
The Missouri Limestone Producers Association consists of 47 member companies engaged in the production of crushed stone and aggregate for commercial, residential, agricultural and infrastructure needs.