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Health and safety is the top priority for mineral products companies.
Incidents involving contact with moving machinery often associated with reactive maintenance and a failure to correctly isolate all sources of energy, have the potential to kill and maim. Mineral Products Association (MPA) is keen to remind companies of the free availability of resources designed to support their own initiatives to mitigate this risk.
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.
MPA launched its Cycle Safe campaign to prevent collisions between cyclists and lorries in 2011 and introduced a vulnerable road user (VRU) safety policy in 2012, featuring driver training and vehicle equipment requirements.
MPA guidance designed to support members in keeping employees, contractors, suppliers and customers safe as site operations adapt to the restrictions of COVID-19 and become COVID secure.
MPA has warned of the potential dangers to cyclists from overtaking heavy vehicles, including concrete mixers and HGVs, on the left, as proposed in the updated version of the Highway Code.
With the theme of ‘Look, Listen, Learn, Lead’, MPA & British Precast’s first virtual Health & Safety Leadership Conference took place on Wednesday 11 November, hosted by BBC Radio Presenter Sybil Ruscoe. The event launched MPA’s new ‘Vision Zero’, together with the associated values, strategies, targets and focussed on the leadership and behavioural change required to deliver them, drawing on the insights of leaders from within the industry and the workforce. Contributors also talked about what they had learnt, managing, and adapting to a Covid-19 environment.
With COVID-19 levels rising across the UK, the Mineral Products Association (MPA) recognises the importance of maintaining the health and safety disciplines that will be essential to keep everyone Covid secure and safe and healthy at work. To assist members with the on-going need to remind all employees of these disciplines, MPA has produced some additional posters to help reinforce the key messages. Developing on the theme used in MPA’s ‘10 Rules of Engagement’, the posters remind individuals to ‘Stay COVID-19 Alert’.
MPA and British Precast have joined forces to launch a new Health and Safety Awards scheme for 2021. The new awards build on the success of the long established and highly acclaimed MPA Health & Safety Awards and retain many of the key elements associated with it.
Workplace Transport and Pedestrian Interface has been identified by MPA's Health & Safety Committee as one of 'The Fatal 6' high consequence hazards that have been the main cause of fatalities and serious injuries and incidents over the last decade.
The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.