More than 400,000 hours of safe operation are being celebrated this week at Lafarge Canada aggregate sites in the Edmonton area (Andrew, Fort Saskatchewan, Onoway, Ponoka, Tommahawk) and at its precast concrete operation. These hours include work with industrial equipment such as conveyors, cranes, crushers, high-stressed cable and 50-ton loaders, all of which require trained staff to maneuver safely.
Achieving this milestone means that beyond employees not having to miss work as a result of injury, there has not been a stitch or broken finger incurred by employees during this period, which equates to approximately 780 days of work for the aggregates team and 510 days for precast. Lafarge Canada's President for Western Aggregates & Concrete, Rene Thibault, recognizes such high standards with his own President's Award for Safety.
Thibault held special events to share congratulations and commented, “I am touched by the safety culture each group of employees embraces to work as a family and take care of one another. We specify safe work practices and provide a great deal of training, but employees' personal behavior and feeling of concern is the key to going home safely every day.”