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NIOSH Announces Mine Safety Award Winners

December 25, 2020

NIOSH Announces Mine Safety Award Winners

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program, in conjunction with the Indus trial Minerals Association–North America (IMA-NA), the National Mining Association (NMA), and the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), recognized four organizations in their respective industry sectors, some for developing new safety tools and systems, and others for instituting new health protocols to keep their workforce safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The four award categories are: industrial minerals, coal, metal, and stone, sand and gravel. Genesis Alkali, LLC, won the industrial minerals award for implementing numerous innovative approaches to keep its workforce safe and operational throughout the pandemic. In the coal category, the Matrix Design Group won the award for using artificial intelligence (AI) to prevent equipment collisions. In the metal category, Freeport-McMo Ran Inc. won for its Haul Truck Scorecard. And in the stone, sand, and gravel category, Suwannee American Cement won for also keeping its workforce safe and operational during the pandemic by using multiple innovations. The NIOSH Mining Program invites nominations throughout the year for its awards series, which offers awards in four mining industry sectors.
   —Please see https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/updates/upd-12-10-20.html for more on this.