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Cooperator Program at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s
International Trade Administration for the program.
PCA’s 2019 Safety Innovation Award Winners
The winners of the Portland Cement Association (PCA)
2019 Safety Innovation Awards are evaluated in five
•ca•tegories. Winners included: Quarry and Mine; Ash Grove Cement Company, Louisville,
NE, for D10 Dozer Power Step, which makes access safer
and more efficient for operators and maintenance
personnel, particularly during inclement weather; ••Facilities; Ash Grove Cement Company, Durkee, OR, for
Conveyor Emergency Stop Cord Gauge, a tension gauge
reference device that gives an instant visual reference for
maintenance inspectors. Also, Ash Grove Cement
Company, Foreman, AR, for Oil Skid with Onboard
Electric Pump, which enables the oiler to safely transport
large quantities of oil closer to the equipment for which it is
intended, reducing the potential for back and crush injuries; ••Distribution; Votorantim Cimentos, St Marys Cement,
Detroit, MI, for Increased Pneumatic Nozzle Size to
Reduce Noise, a plan to increase the air nozzle size by an
average of 60% in three mills, which resulted in dosimeter
readings dropping by 42%; ••Pyro-Processing; Buzzi Unicem USA, Festus, MO, for
Automated Clinker Cooler Sampler, a single-action tray
sampler that can be pushed under the falling clinker
hydraulically, keeping workers out of the hot and dusty
clinker cooler environment; and ••Milling and Grinding; Salt River Materials Group,
Clarkdale, AZ, for Table Liner Lifting Clamp, which has
virtually eliminated load-shifting hazards and the resulting
crushing, sprain, and strain injuries.
Visit www.cement.org/awards for more information.
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