Dufferin Concrete and Ontario Redimix, divisions of Holcim (Canada) Inc., have once again demonstrated their commitment to excellence in health and safety, having recently been recognized by both the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) and Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario (RMCAO) for OH&S performance in 2013. This acknowledgement provides further evidence of Holcim Canada’s vision to achieve ZERO Harm, through continuous improvement and ensuring all employees return home safely each day. The IHSA awarded Dufferin Concrete and Ontario Redimix with an Achievement Award for Injury Reduction which is given to companies who have operated for three consecutive years with a cost-rate frequency and injury frequency below its rate group average and have participated in the Safety Groups program for the three previous consecutive years. Both companies were 15 per cent below their rate group average for 2011, 2012 and 2013. This is the second time that the IHSA has honoured them with an Achievement Award, having recognized them in 2011, as well.
Dufferin Concrete and Ontario Redimix were also recognized by the RMCAO for Outstanding Achievement for the year 2013, in Category 6 and 5, respectively, for demonstrating increasing excellence through showcasing good practices and policies and sharing information about health and safety successes. The awards were presented at the RMCAO 55th annual general meeting and convention. “The real credit for this recognition goes to our employees,” said Holcim (Canada) president and CEO Baudouin Nizet. “They take pride in working for a company that takes a strong and unequivocal stand when it comes to protecting the health and safety of its employees and so do everything they can to contribute to keeping their workplaces the safest they can be.” The RMCAO also acknowledged individual ready-mix concrete plants for No Lost time Accidents or Injury in 2013, including the following Dufferin Concrete plants: Aylmer, Beamsville, Bowmanville, Bradford, Burlington, Cambridge, Etobicoke, Georgetown, Kitchener, London, Malton, Maple, Mississauga, Niagara Falls, Orangeville, Peterborough, Scarborough, Simcoe, Stratford, Tillsonburg, Toronto, and Whitby, and the Ontario Redimix Etobicoke, Milton, Pickering and Portlands plants.