Health and Safety

Safest Cement Plant

(Philippine Start, B2 – February 17, 2008)

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has named Lafarge associated plants as the ‘safest’ and ‘most efficient cement plants’ in separate awards bestowed under the government agency’s annual Don Emillo Abello… Continue reading

Taiheiyo cited anew for its “safest plant”

The Freeman, January 18, 2008
(Similar story came out in Sun Star, January 23, 2008)

TAIHEIYO Cement Philippines Inc. (TCPI) operates the safest mineral processing plant in the Philippines, according to the Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

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Holcim Phils, recognized for responsible mining

(The Economy, A2, Business Mirror – Wednesday, January 09, 2008)

HOLCIM Philippines was recognized by the Philippine government for its environmental initiatives during the 54th Annual National Mine Safety and Environmental Conference held in Baguio City recently. Holcim Philippines’ Bulacan plant was given the Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental (PMIE) Titanium Award—the highest recognition given to a company.

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Safe and Sound Site

(How the Cement Industry Ensures the Safety of Plant Workers)

Donald, a cement plant worker, recounts the story of his accident to his young daughter. One day, his co-worker Harry gives him a short lesson on safety signs in the cement plant and their importance to achieving zero accidents in the workplace. Satisfied with what he learned, Donald goes back to his work station.

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Cement Testing Center marks 25th year

Manila Bulletin, B-11, June 16, 2005
(similar story also came out in Business World and Daily Tribune)

In this age when most construction projects involve concrete mix, the quality of cement can spell boom or doom for project proponents, government regulators, cement manufacturers and the consuming public. A slight variance in quality can mean collapsed buildings and houses, ruined bridges, damaged roads, and precious lives lost.

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Holcim bags 4 mine safety & environment awards

(Phil. Star, B-6, March 13, 2005)

The Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA), organizers of the 51st Annual National Mine Safety and Environmental Conference, recently honored Holcim Philippines, Inc. (formerly Union Cement Corporation) with four major awards in a… Continue reading

1,000 days without accidents

(Manila Bulletin, February 17, 2005)

The cement grinding operations of LGMC in Limay, Bataan has achieved a record of not incurring any lost time accidents for more than 3 years as of December 30, 2004. LGMC officer-in-charge Mary Ann Chiuco… Continue reading

FR Cement wins the safest cement plant award

Phil. Star, December 11, 2004

(Similar stories came out in Business World, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard and Today)

FR Cement Corporation (FRCC) has been declared the safest cement plant in the country even as it clinched second place in the category for most improved safety performance.

In declaring FR Cement ‘The Safest Cement Plant in the Country for 2004, awarding bodies PSMEA (Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association) and DENR-MGB (Department of Natural Resources – Mines Geosciences Bureau) cited FR Cement’s outstanding safety performance in every aspect of quarry and cement operations.

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RP Cement Manufacturers Receive International Certifications

Fresh from acquiring international certifications on product quality and environmental protection, country’s local cement manufacturers are now setting their sights on another prestigious international benchmark, the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety certification.

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