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    Safety and environmental initiatives set new benchmarks for Queensland’s heavy construction materials industry

    Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia

    Safety and environmental initiatives that set new benchmarks for Queensland’s heavy construction materials industry have been recognised in the 2012 CCAA Queensland Environment, Health and Safety Awards.

    The winners were announced in Brisbane 30 August 2012 at the 2012 Construction Materials Industry Dinner, jointly hosted by Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia (CCAA) and the Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA), and sponsored by Hastings Deering.

    Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade, the Hon. Tim Nicholls MP, was on hand to present the winners with their awards.

    Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade, the Hon. Tim Nicholls MP, was on hand to present the winners with their awards.

    The CCAA EH&S Awards showcase and recognise best practice in environment, health and safety in the cement, premixed concrete and extractive industries in Queensland.

    The big winners in this year’s Environmental Innovation category were Holcim and Nucrush, while in the Health and Safety category Holcim again shared the top honour with Agi-Kleen.

    Holcim shared the Environmental Innovation Award for the introduction of a carbon emissions reduction strategy for aggregate transport vehicles, which has realised a reduction in emissions of 1449 tonnes (or seven percent) over a three-year period, saving 540,000 litres of fuel.

    The joint winner in the category was Nucrush for its on-going Good Neighbour Program, a community group partnership built around quarry open days, tree planting, a school resources project and community surveys.

    Holcim returned to the winner’s podium in the Health and Safety Innovation category for a volunteer safety improvement and communication team leader program within its driver groups, which has resulted in increased reporting of incidents, near misses and hazards.

    Joint winner in the category was Agi-Kleen for the development of a robotic cleaning system for concrete agitators that eliminates the need for manual cleaning, and with it the associated OH&S risks.

    CCAA State Director, Aaron Johnstone, said the quality of entries in this year’s Awards was underlined by the decision to announce joint winners in the major categories.

    "The Queensland industry continues to make giant strides in improving its safety and environmental performance, setting benchmarks for other industries to strive towards," he said.

    Award categories were:
    • Best Overall Environmental Innovation
    • Environmental Innovation (Concrete)
    • Environmental Innovation (Extractive)
    • Environmental Innovation - Highly Commended
    • Best Overall Health and Safety Innovation
    • Health and Safety Innovation (Concrete)
    • Health and Safety Innovation (Extractive)
    • Health and Safety Innovation - Highly commended
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