The Holcim cement plant located in Midlothian, Texas has surpassed several safety milestones and is the recipient of industry safety awards. Employees at the Midlothian plant have worked over five years without a lost-time injury, and have exceeded one year without having an injury reaching the level that requires a report to the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
MSHA nominated the Holcim Midlothian plant for its Sentinels of Safety award for this outstanding record.
Earlier this year, the Portland Cement Association awarded the plant with the 2009 Safety Innovation Award for the development of an inflatable safety device known as the Duct Plug, which is intended to protect workers from falling objects and debris while working in vertical or near-vertical ducts.
For the second consecutive year, the Midlothian plant was awarded the PCA's Chairman's Safety Award, the highest safety honor awarded by the association.
"The safety of our employees is our most important core value," says Michel Moser, Midlothian plant manager. "We're certainly proud of these awards, but more importantly, our employees can come to work each day knowing that they can do their jobs in a safe environment and go home injury-free."