Companies Receive IAAP’s Rock Solid Safety Awards

The organization notes the outstanding record of those companies which put safety first.

📅   Sat May 10, 2014 - Midwest Edition
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Rock Solid Safety Award winners.
Rock Solid Safety Award winners.
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For the past 10 years, the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) Safety Committee has encouraged companies to adopt systems and practices that prevent injuries or illnesses by recognizing members with its “Rock Solid” safety award program

Presenting these awards on April 10 at IAAP’s 46th Annual Convention were Shawn McKinney, IAAP outreach manager; Mike Jackley, MSHA SMCP; and Alan Shoemaker, IAAP safety committee chairman.

In developing this program, Safety Committee members identified a comprehensive list of activities required for a successful safety and health program and then assigned 1, 2 or 5 points for undertaking and documenting each of these important activities.

Using this point system, the Safety Committee created the Rock Solid Bronze (14 points), Rock Solid Silver (22 points) and Rock Solid Gold (30 points) award levels plus a special award category for exceptional performance. This highest award level, Rock Solid Excellence in Safety, is granted to companies that achieve Gold Status plus: (a) experience zero MSHA reportable or OSHA recordable injuries; (b) experience zero final MSHA S&S Citations (or OSHA equivalent); and (c) attain a total of 15 points from the five- point category.