Three of the company's divisions receive a President's Award for Occupational Health and Safety
(OH&S) Excellence for initiatives put in place in 2010
MONTREAL, May 13 /CNW/ - Holcim (Canada) Inc. recognized three outstanding employee projects at
the annual President's Awards for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S)
Excellence ceremony held recently in Montreal. Three of the company's
divisions - Dufferin Concrete, Demix Construction and the Joliette
Cement Plant - were recognized for their grassroots initiatives which
strengthen the safety culture at Holcim Canada.
During the ceremony, Paul Ostrander, President and Chief Executive
Officer emphasized the importance of sending all employees home safely
at the end of every day: "Our objective is ZERO HARM TO PEOPLE," he
said. "We received a total of 70 submissions from across the company,
and that shows that our employees are truly engaged and that safety is
an important mindset at Holcim Canada."
Dufferin Concrete's Gold winning project enhanced the hiring and
orientation process or ready-mix truck drivers. Demix Construction
received the Silver award for reinforcing the importance of back-up
procedure with contracted dump truck drivers. The Bronze award went to
the Joliette Cement Plant for a project to improve operational
efficiency and employee health and safety.
"Safety is our number one priority and everyone's responsibility," says
Mr. Ostrander. "Our objective is to ensure safety is always top of
mind. We want to develop a strong safety culture throughout the company
and this was clearly demonstrated by the many initiatives that were
recognized today," Mr. Ostrander concluded.
About Holcim (Canada) Inc.
Holcim (Canada) Inc. is one of the country's largest vertically
integrated building materials and construction companies. With 3,000
employees, Holcim Canada manufactures cement, aggregates and ready-mix
concrete and provides construction services to many of Canada's largest
infrastructure projects. It has a portfolio of brands, including
Dufferin in Ontario and Demix in Quebec.
Holcim Canada is a member of the Holcim Group, a Swiss-based
multinational with operations in more than 70 countries worldwide. A
leading global brand, Holcim (VTX: HOLN.VX) is recognized for its
long-term financial performance, its environmental leadership,
corporate social responsibility and sustainable construction.
SOURCE Holcim Canada Inc.
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