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29 September 2020

MPA Sharing Good Practice Guide 2019/20 Now Available

The Mineral Product Association’s (MPA's) 'Sharing good practice 2019/20' is now available for download from Safequarry.com. The Guide includes the best entries from the 2019 Health and Safety Awards and links to the short videos of the winners and runners up.

The Guide also highlights those entries where the application of a new process, system or investment  has helped to mitigate one of the 6 high consequence hazards in the Mineral Products Industry that have been identified as being responsible for 94% of the fatalities within the industry – ‘The Fatal 6’.
Nigel Jackson, Chief Executive MPA commented:

"The theme of the 2019 MPA Health and Safety Conference was 'Clearer, Simpler, Smarter'. 'Sharing good practice 2019/20’ is an exemplar of this. The entries demonstrate some simple but innovative ways of eliminating hazards in the workplace or clever solutions to problems achieved by individuals working together with a clarity of purpose, to make their work environment safer. Please ensure that you review the entries with your colleagues to see if they can be applied within your own organisation.

“Over the years, the sharing and application by others of the innovations that have been submitted to the MPA Health and Safety Awards has helped to prevent hundreds of serious injuries and, I am sure, fatalities within the industry. Many ideas that were show cased at the MPA Health & Safety Awards have been so widely adopted they have now become standard industry practice. The sharing and celebrating of innovations in health and safety has played a key role in helping the industry improve its safety performance.

“Sadly, the disruption to all our operations created by COVID-19 led MPA to defer the Awards this year. However, in the interim, I am delighted to announce that British Precast have agreed to combine its awards ceremony with MPA’s. Together, we have taken this as an opportunity to review the categories used for the entries, the submission process and how the entries are judged. Based on the feedback from members and judges we will shortly be announcing some significant improvements. This will make it easier to complete the submissions and I am sure, encourage even more organisations to participate.”

For more information contact Tony Entwistle, MPA’s Health & Safety Manager.  Tony.entwistle@mineralproducts.org

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Note to Editors:

Download the 'Sharing good practice 2019/2020' guide.

About the Mineral Products Association:
The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries. With the affiliation of British Precast, the British Association of Reinforcement (BAR), Eurobitume, MPA Northern Ireland, MPA Scotland and the British Calcium Carbonate Federation, it has a growing membership of 520 companies and is the sectoral voice for mineral products. MPA membership is made up of the vast majority of independent SME quarrying companies throughout the UK, as well as the 9 major international and global companies. It covers 100% of UK cement and lime production, 90% of GB aggregates production, 95% of asphalt and over 70% of ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete production. In 2016, the industry supplied £18 billion worth of materials and services to the Economy. It is also the largest supplier to the construction industry, which had annual output valued at £169 billion in 2018. Industry production represents the largest materials flow in the UK economy and is also one of the largest manufacturing sectors. For more information visit: www.mineralproducts.org

For further information, please contact Elizabeth Clements at Elizabeth.Clements@mineralproducts.org ; tel: 07775 894 285.

   
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