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Singing Safety's Praises

Singing Safety's Praises

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    Dennis Lavoie, maintenance coordinator, and Scott Coates, electrician, designed and fabricated a LOTOTO (Lockout Tagout Tryout) training board.

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    A mural by artist Dave Bezilla at the entrance to Lafarge's Winnipeg precast plant serves as a permanent reminder of its health and safety efforts.

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    Jason Levesque receives a Gold Hand award for being a safety mentor.

Safety is also part of the annual performance and bonus criteria of all operations managers. Even the company's 90,000 employees must sign a safety policy, affirming their commitment to the safety approach and rules. Lafarge identifies its four most high-risk situations as: working at height, energy isolation tasks, access to confined spaces, and using mobile equipment.

Employees went home with a souvenir CD of songs called, “I Chose to Look the Other Way” and “It's Up to Me,” written by Don Merrell, with music composed and performed by precast plant employees.

For more photos of the event, visit www.theconcreteproducer.com. To learn about Lafarge North America's safety program, see www.lafarge-na.com.