In an effort to improve its data reporting process for producer members, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has combined its Plant Safety Contest
In an effort to improve its data reporting process for producer members, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has combined its Plant Safety Contest and Safety Benchmarking Survey into a single submission. The system involves a one-time submission of data instead of multiple requests for information, notes NRMCA Safety Task Group Chairman Steve Jones, director of safety and human resources at North Carolina’s Chandler Concrete Co. These are two very important data sources for our industry, and anything we can do to streamline the process should increase the overall level of participation.
Adds NRMCA Senior Vice President of Operations and Compliance Gary Mullings, We also are trying to implement online submission to save participants even more time and effort. By combining these two programs, we gather more accurate and timely data to address the safety issues our members face every day.
The new timetable for submission is January 15 through April 15, 2009, for both the safety contest and the benchmarking survey. Benchmarking data then will be extrapolated in time for an estimated final report to be issued by July 15. The safety contest will comprise a three-tier system, awarding plants gold, silver and bronze prizes depending on their level of safety achievement.