Herges Named CalCIMA Safety Professional of the Year

Mike Herges, Graniterock’s safety director of 24 years, was awarded Safety Professional of the Year by the California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA).

Herges has been the driving force behind many of Graniterock’s safety initiatives. From leading SafeStart to spearheading Smith Driving training, MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) trainings and various other safety efforts.

“He has consistently demonstrated an unwavering dedication to ensuring the well-being of Graniterock People,” the company stated.

In addition, he has served as chair or co-chair of the Safety and Health Committee for CalCIMA for more than 20 years.

Herges has been instrumental in helping CalCIMA develop truck safety training materials, including signs, brochures, videos and pamphlets. He has participated in national studies on technological solutions for safe operation of haul trucks and conveyors.

The Safety Professional of the Year award from CalCIMA is a testament to Herges’ leadership and impact in the field of safety within the construction and industrial materials industry. The award acknowledges not only his individual achievements but also the broader influence of his work on promoting a culture of safety.

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