职业健康 & 安全

羟基

联系信息:
汤姆哈曼
Senior Director, Environment, Health and 安全

tharman@水泥.org


背景:

水泥 is an essential component in concrete, an irreplaceable building material that is the building block of modern society. It is at the foundation of our national economy thanks to its role in providing the safe, 可持续发展的, and resilient transportation and infrastructure on which we rely. But despite 水泥's critical role in our lives, there is one resource valued above all others: the men and women who work in our industry in.

The 水泥 industry is regulated as part of the mining industry in the United 状态s, and strict health and safety regulations must be followed at every plant and distribution site across the country. The Mine 安全 and Health Administration (MSHA) is statutorily required to inspect all surface mines and facilities at least two times each year, and operations such as underground stone mines are inspection four times/year. 相比之下, the Occupational 安全 and Health Administration (OSHA) does not have a similar frequency of inspection requirement. 即使没有MSHA的存在, 虽然, promoting and protecting employee safety and health is a core value in our industry.

工作场所健康

Respiratory health has a long history within the 水泥 industry, 这是一个持续关注的话题. 水泥制造业是多方面的, 和公司制定, implement and periodically evaluate respiratory protection among employees to guard against dust exposures. 水泥 plants consider all other conditions affecting miners' health, such as exposure to excessive noise and hazardous materials. Hearing conservation programs require baseline audio testing and subsequent tests. 

工作场所安全

水泥 manufacturers have formal safety programs for all stages of production, from quarrying to packaging and distribution. 
Workplace examinations before starting work, 在工作, and after work are an integral part of the safety at 水泥 plants and distribution terminals. Detailed checklists provide guidelines for managers and hourly employees alike, and plant operators formally note correction of items discovered during inspections that require repair and maintenance. Employers and employees participate in safety meetings on a regular schedule, 包括日常, 每周, 每月, 和每年. 水泥 manufacturers place their highest focus on making sure employees go home every day in the same shape they arrived at work.   

MSHA-PCA联盟

PCA has been a proud Alliance partner with the Mine 安全 and Health Administration (MSHA) since 2008. The MSHA-PCA联盟 brings together industry with agency staff to improve worker health and safety through education, 培训, 外展, 和沟通. PCA staff and 羟基 members meet with the Assistant Secretary and senior MSHA staff twice annually to discuss health and safety issues and collaborate to improve worker health and safety. Key 培训s have been developed over the last decade to enhance awareness about prominent safety issues, and regular safety newsletters are sent to PCA member company CEOs to keep them apprised of safety data trends and ways to continually improve their safety programs. PCA and MSHA have recently come together to create a team dedicated to creating a 水泥 101 program with an anticipated release in 2022.


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