Safety is a core tenet of Vulcan’s culture. We strive to ensure a safe and healthy workplace that also promotes the well-being of our employees, contractors and communities. Our entire organization is committed to ensuring that our people return home as healthy and safe as when they left for work.

Our commitment to health and safety is built on:

  • Industry-leading operating guidelines and procedures.
  • Management commitment and leadership.
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment.
  • Employee engagement.
  • Regular and ongoing employee training programs.
  • Policies and programs designed to achieve specific targets and goals.
  • Performance monitoring and measurement, including on-going internal health and safety audits.
  • Emergency preparedness and response procedures for our facilities and coordinated drills with local emergency responders.

Our safety goal is zero accidents and injuries.

 

Visit the Data Dashboard for a summary of our Safety & Health policies and data.

 

Safety drives and reinforces every action we take.

Our safety culture, programs and initiatives.

Our safety culture is reinforced through policies, management systems and day-to-day practices that hold us all accountable for health and safety. Our safety culture relies on teams and individuals committed to working together to create and maintain a workplace where potential hazards are managed and controlled.

We prioritize a safe work culture in recruiting and hiring new employees, seeking out people who are as committed to safety as we are. We hold our third-party vendors, suppliers, contractors and on-site tenants to the same high safety and health standards that guide our people every day and we work to enable them to adhere to our standards.

The Safety, Health & Environment Committee of our Board of Directors, along with the full Board, has oversight responsibility for our safety and health program and results. Ongoing management responsibility for all safety, health and environmental initiatives is guided by our Safety, Health & Environment Management Committee, which is made up of the senior leadership team along with other key senior personnel from cross-functional operations and staff disciplines.

In striving for a workplace that is free of accidents and injuries, we have continued to build our safety culture through strong leadership, ongoing training and an emphasis on safe workplace behaviors.

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Consistently Lower Than the Industry

MSHA Reportable Injury Rate

Significantly Lower Than the Industry

MSHA Citation Rate

Significantly Decreasing Since 2010

MSHA Reportable & OSHA Recordable Injury Rate

Sharing, Teaching and Learning to be Safe

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

94%

of 489 Facilities with ZERO Lost-Time Injuries

2019

0.97

Reportable/Recordable Injury Per 200k Hours Worked

2019

123,257

Hours of Safety & Health Training Delivered

2019

~100

Safety & Health Audits Conducted

2019

64%

MSHA Inspections with Zero Citations

2019

1,471

Near-Miss Incidents Reported

2019

 

Occupational health and industrial hygiene.

As the first company in the U.S. aggregates industry to launch a comprehensive occupational health and industrial hygiene program more than 40 years ago, our early initiatives set the industry standard with programs that monitored employee exposure to noise and dust while also providing routine medical screenings. We continue our industry leadership in occupational health and industrial hygiene today, keeping employees healthy and exposure levels well below state and federal safety limits and industry averages.

Our commitment to employee health and well-being is built on:

  • Industrial health and hygiene programs designed and implemented to make sure that noise and dust exposure levels are well below state and federal regulations and industry averages.
  • Providing routine on-site medical surveillance to monitor employee exposure to dust and noise.
  • Identifying and managing potential high-risk activities and workplace hazards using video exposure-monitoring backpacks that collect real-time data from employees on-the-job. This initiative was developed by Vulcan in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
  • A data-driven hearing protection program developed by Vulcan that includes extensive employee testing and training. The program has been singled out by NIOSH and the National Hearing Conservation Association as best-in-class.

Consistently Near 100% Participation

Employee Participation in Voluntary Occupational Health Screening

10-Year Average: 98.6% Within Standard

MSHA Respirable Dust/Silica Exposure Sampling

10-Year Average: 97.3% Within Standard

MSHA Noise Exposure Sampling

Identifying and Managing Potential High-risk Activities

We use technology to help identify potential high-risk activities and prevent issues before they happen.

 

Safety & Health News

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Vulcan Highlights

Virginia

Mideast Division

Safety & Health

COVID-19 Safety in Virgina

Henry is a ready mix truck driver in Virginia. He and his team are working together to keep each other safe and healthy while serving their customers. Thank you Henry!

Safety & Health

2019 NSSGA Awards

Congratulations to our Vulcan family for earning the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) Louis Griesemer Sterling Safety Award. Thank you for working together to ensure that our people return home from work as healthy and safe as when they left for the jobsite. In 2019, we maintained our world-class employee safety record for the third consecutive year. The Sterling Award recognizes member companies that achieve the lowest injury incidence rate for the previous calendar year (2019) in their size category.

Arizona

West Broadway

Mountain West Division

Safety & Health

West Broadway Water Truck

Good evening from West Broadway Sand & Gravel in Phoenix. Our water truck is on the job, helping protect air quality.

Texas

Huebner

Southwest Division

Safety & Health

Community

San Antonio Fire Department Tours Huebner Quarry

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.

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.

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