MSHA, Portland Cement Association Renew Alliance
- signed October 16, 2012.
A safety alliance established between the Mine Safety and Health Administration and Portland Cement Association in November 2008 was renewed this week in a signing ceremony at MSHA headquarters in Arlington, Va. Flanked by senior staff members of both organizations, MSHA Assistant Secretary Joseph Main and PCA President and CEO Brian A. McCarthy signed the agreement that extends the alliance through December 2015. Both organizations have agreed to continue to work cooperatively to identify and evaluate cement industry-specific health and safety hazards; analyze accident and violation data; and develop and distribute information, training and educational tools. Calling it one of MSHA's more successful and productive alliances, Main thanked PCA for its members' commitment to safety and health, in particular one initiative involving the prevention of injuries from coal-fired ignitions during the cement-making process. "This is an excellent example of government and industry working together to improve safety for the employees of a large and important sector of the mining industry," he said.
|MSHA Assistant Secretary Joseph Main, left, and Portland Cement Association President and CEO Brian A. McCarthy renew an alliance agreement between the two organizations.|