HOLCIM (CANADA) INC. RECOGNIZES EMPLOYEE INITIATIVES TO IMPROVE WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY

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.

For further information:

Contact:  
Jacinthe-Pascale Gratton
Manager, Internal Communications
Tel: 905-532-3062
E-mail: jgratton@holcim.com

 

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