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Date 06/01/2011

Lafarge Kicks Off 4th Annual Health & Safety Month

 

Reston, VA

Lafarge North America Inc.

 

Today Lafarge North America kicked off its 2011 Health & Safety Month, the annual celebration of Lafarge's enduring commitment to health and safety. During the month of June, Lafarge plants and facilities across North America and around the world will acknowledge their achievements and build health and safety awareness through a variety of programs and demonstrations, access to on-site health and wellness professionals, field days, and community events that promote health and safety beyond the workplace.

 

 "Health & Safety is Lafarge's top priority, and we are proud of our outstanding record of success in that area," says Lafarge Medical Director for the Americas Dr. Craig Friedmann. "This annual event reinforces our commitment to the health and safety of our employees and contractors, as well as to their families and to the local communities where we operate." 

Proving that Lafarge's priority on health and safety pays off, eight of the 18 North American business units have been admitted into the Lafarge Group's Health & Safety Excellence Club, which honors those business units worldwide that maintain a total injury frequency rate of less than 10, and a lost time injury frequency rate of less than one for every million man-hours worked.

 

This year's Health & Safety Month theme is "transportation and mobile equipment safety," and many of the month's events will focus on vehicular safety. This year's theme can be applied to everyone across all walks of life, making the month's programming especially relevant to participants, who are encouraged to share the lessons they learn with friends and family.  

 

Health & Safety Month is one of several ways Lafarge fosters a culture of health and safety throughout its organization, and strives to lead others by example. 

Contact:

Serene Jweied

Director of Communications

703.480.6647 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Lafarge Group is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum. With 76,000 employees in 78 countries, the Group posted sales of 16.2 billion Euros in 2010. Lafarge North America Inc. ("Lafarge North America" or "Lafarge"), a Lafarge Group company, is the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the United States and Canada.

 

The Lafarge Group entered the global "Dow Jones Sustainability Index" in 2010 in recognition of its sustainable development actions. Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.

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