HSE news & awards
Below is a summary of recent health, safety and environmental activities and awards. To find out more about what is happening across our business view CARBO news
CARBO commits to the NISA Silicosis Prevention Program
CARBO has joined the NISA Silicosis Prevention Program (SPP), a voluntary safety and health program sponsored by the National Industrial Sand Association (NISA). The SPP is a comprehensive program intended to protect workers from the risks of exposure to respiratory silica dust. Participation in NISA’s Silicosis Prevention Program is a concrete way to demonstrate our commitment to the safety and health of our employees and the communities in which we do business.
The CARBO New Iberia plant recognized by Louisiana Chemical Association
The Louisiana Chemical Association announced that the CARBO New Iberia plant was named as a top finalist for the Serious About Fostering Excellence (SAFE) Program awards, a program intended to recognize plants that demonstrate safety and environmental excellence. New Iberia was named as a SAFE Program finalist in the “Best in Louisiana” for the Class 2 (101-200 employees) category. The New Iberia plant also was awarded the 2014 “Most Improved Performance” award among Class 2 participants for making steady strides in improving environmental and safety performance during 2013.
International Society of Mine Safety Professionals announces 2013 safety awards
Five CARBO plants were recognized for outstanding safety performance in 2013 by the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals (ISMSP). The ISMSP Safety Awards are presented annually to plants that demonstrate excellent safety performance in terms of days worked without a lost time injury. CARBO plants receiving awards for 2013 include our facilities in Eufaula, Alabama, McIntyre, Georgia and Toomsboro, Georgia in the USA, as well as our international facilities in Luoyang, China and Kopeysk, Russia.
Mine safety award honorees announced
The CARBO Marshfield, Wisconsin plant was recognized by the Industrial Minerals Association – North America (IMA-NA) for completing a full year of operations with zero injuries during 2012. The IMA-NA safety recognition awards program is run in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Marshfield was among several plants in the Small Category (fewer than 100,000 annual employee hours) that achieved zero reportable injuries during 2013.