Nationwide Prepared Blended Concrete Affiliation launches ThinkFirst security program

The Nationwide Prepared Blended Concrete Affiliation (NRMCA)  launched a brand new security program referred to as ThinkFirst, devoted to reinforcing a tradition of security within the ready-mixed concrete industry.

NRMCA’s Security, Operations, and Environmental employees famous that the Prime 10 most frequently-cited security violations within the development, normal industry, and ready-mixed concrete industry have barely modified up to now 10 years, in response to the Occupational Security and Well being Administration (OSHA). Even with declines in incident charges industry extensive, the identical faults and violations proceed to happen yr after yr.

“This newest NRMCA initiative is the industry’s subsequent nice program, which is able to concentrate on the true spine of our industry: the workforce,” mentioned NRMCA President Mike Philipps in a press launch.

“ThinkFirst accurately locations the industry’s precedence of security on the forefront,” added NRMCA Security, Environmental and Operations Chairman Dale Kotzea of GCC within the press launch.

“Many firms within the industry have, for a while, had their very own particular person security focus. ThinkFirst lastly creates a unified, industry-wide focus for all firms,” mentioned NRMCA Security, Environmental and Operations Vice Chairman Mike Brekken of Cemstone Merchandise within the press launch.

NRMCA’s Operations, Environmental and Security Committee was renamed the Security, Environmental and Operations Committee in mid-2017 bringing extra of a centered take a look at security throughout the industry and created a considerate, coordinated, uniform, comprehensible, and related industry-wide security marketing campaign. The phrase ThinkFirst leads instantly to a query, “What’s ThinkFirst?,” which ends up in a security dialogue; one thing missing in lots of different security slogans that instantly let you know that security is first.

The aim of ThinkFirst is to ensure that ready-mixed concrete employees finish their day the identical manner they began it, alive and wholesome. It’s designed to be an industry-wide focus devoted to creating and enhancing a steadfast tradition of secure work practices by emphasizing considerate and strategic actions all through operational duties. Secure operations require an industry’s workforce to ThinkFirst. The primary motion must be a secure motion. This focus, in flip, decreases accidents, sicknesses, and fatalities, whereas rising employee retention, optimistic office morale, and an unencumbered manufacturing course of.