We have a responsibility to one another, our families, neighbors and communities. Our promise goes beyond regulatory compliance and is reinforced through the everyday actions of our people. Their expertise, dedication and innovation make us a longtime industry leader with proven performance.

Texas

Southwest

One look at Vulcan’s advanced ready-mix fleet and it becomes clear that safety is the #1 priority at Vulcan

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Safety drives and reinforces every action we take.

Rooted in strong leadership and training, we strive for a workplace that’s free of injuries and accidents. Vulcan’s comprehensive safety programs lead the industry. We prioritize a safe work culture in recruiting and hiring people who are as committed to safety as we are.

Our safety culture depends on teams and individuals committed to working together to create and maintain a workplace that’s free of hazards for everyone. We prevent accidents through ongoing training, innovation and:

  • Actively engaging all employees.
  • Thoroughly inspecting our facilities for hazards.
  • Providing the proper tools and equipment to do the job safely.
  • Reporting “near misses” to help teams learn from incidents that were almost accidents.
  • Pairing tenured employees with new hires to share their institutional experience and knowledge of plant sites, equipment and situations.   
  • Deploying new technology in our mobile equipment and ready mix truck fleets.

With oversight from our Board of Directors and safety teams at the Corporate, Division and facility levels, our commitment to safety has resulted in a record that outperforms industry averages. In 2017, we achieved the best MSHA/OSHA safety record of our 60-year history, a world-class performance. Our 2018 safety performance was even better, with 0.92 lost-time injuries per 200,000 employee work hours.

 

Consistently Lower Than the Industry

MSHA Reportable Injury Rate

Significantly Lower Than the Industry

MSHA Citation Rate

Significantly Decreasing Since 2009

MSHA Reportable & OSHA Recordable Injury Rate

Mentorship Program

We pair tenured employees with new hires to share their institutional experience and knowledge of plant sites, equipment and situations.

118,400 Hours

Safety & Health Training Delivered

2018

~100

Safety & Health Audits Conducted

2018

2,916

MSHA Inspections With Zero Citations

2008-2018

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29 Years

1M+ Hours Worked, Zero Lost-Time Accidents

Corona Stone

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1,391

Near-Miss Incidents Reported

2018

94%

Vulcan Facilities With ZERO Lost-Time Injuries

2018

<1

Reportable/Recordable Injury Per 200,000 Hours Worked

2017-2018

Alabama

Gurley

Southern & Gulf Coast

Video exposure monitoring backpacks are used at Vulcan facilities to help identify potential high-risk activity in real time, preventing issues before they happen.

Continually innovating to protect employee health.

Decades ago, Vulcan was the first company in the industry to launch a comprehensive occupational health and industrial hygiene program. The initiative set the industry benchmark by monitoring employee exposure to dust and noise and offering routine medical screenings.

Today, we recognize that total well-being occurs when individuals are given the opportunity to excel in every facet of their lives: physically, emotionally, socially, and financially. We are focused on creating opportunities for individuals to live their best lives and do their best work:

  • Developing a cross-discipline Wellness Committee to facilitate a holistic approach to employee health.
  • Offering routine on-site medical screenings to monitor employee exposure to dust and noise.
  • Identifying potential high-risk activities using video exposure monitoring backpacks that collect real-time data from employees while on the job. Developed in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the program detects issues before they happen.
  • Driving our goal to eliminate noise-induced hearing loss, our hearing protection program includes extensive employee measurement and training. It’s a data-driven approach that’s been honored by NIOSH and the National Hearing Conservation Association.
  • Encouraging stretching and other exercises at the beginning of shifts to help warm-up the body and prevent injuries.
  • Providing holistic Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefits that provide coaching, work-life and behavioral support.

Not only do we have healthy employees and exposure levels well below state and federal safety limits and industry averages, but we’re building a positive culture that promotes and encourages a healthy workplace for all of our people.

Consistently Near 100% Participation

Employee Participation in Voluntary Occupational Health Screening

10-Year Average: 98.7% Within Standard

MSHA Respirable Dust/Silica Exposure Sampling

10-Year Average: 97.3% Within Standard

MSHA Noise Exposure Sampling

Employee Wellness Committee

We're developing cross-discipline committees to facilitate a holistic approach to employee health.

Safety & Health News

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Safety Excellence

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Safety is Priority #1

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A Stretching Initiative

The Vulcan Materials Company Mideast Division launched a stretching initiative designed to promote safety and health in the workplace. Volunteers…

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More Than 300 Facilities Earn Triple 0

Using industry standard metrics, Vulcan Materials Company tracks progress in improving worker safety. The goal is no injuries, no citations…

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Vulcan Highlights

California

Irwindale

Western Division

Safety & Health

Sampling Asphalt for Standardized Testing

Approximately 800 samples will be used for standardized testing of 1/2" rubber asphalt. Partnering with Caltrans for this round robin test, they were impressed with Vulcan’s commitment to safety.

Tennessee

Central Division

Safety & Health

People

Vulcan Excels at Southeast Region Mine Rescue

The Florida Mine Safety Program (FMSP) held its Inaugural Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition. Two Mine Rescue teams were sent to compete in the mine rescue contest and won 1st Place Overall Champion.

North Carolina

North

Mideast Division

Safety & Health

Community

Rescue Drills at North Quarry

Winston-Salem Fire Station #14 crew was welcomed in for a rescue drill. Members of the WSFD worked with Vulcan’s rescue crew to reenact emergency rescue scenarios for learning and practice.

Safety & Health

X Marks the Spot

The X Marks the Spot initiative encourages employees to stop and think: could it happen to me? On a quarterly basis, teams go out to where an injury occurred, marked with the X Marks the Spot sign, to discusses what went wrong.

Texas

Huebner

Southwest Division

Safety & Health

Community

San Antonio Fire Department Tours Huebner Quarry

In March 2017, 40 first responders from San Antonio Fire Department took a tour and discussed safety protocols with Vulcan employees, such as confined space concerns and practice rescues that could help in the event of a crisis.

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