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MPA launches 2024 Health & Safety Awards

The MPA is calling for entries to the 2024 Health & Safety Awards
The MPA is calling for entries to the 2024 Health & Safety Awards

Mineral Products Association calls for UK-based entries from organizations large and small 

THE Mineral Products Association (MPA) is calling for entries to the prestigious 2024 Health & Safety Awards, which have just been launched.

The MPA welcomes entries from organizations, large or small, and which may be members or non-members of the MPA but operating in the product sector represented by the Association. This might include operators, contractors, suppliers, other service providers, or organizations that represent companies or individuals working in the sector.

 

Entries must relate to activities based in the UK and may be made on an individual organization or joint organization basis. Watch the video to find out more.

Eligible organizations are particularly encouraged to submit an entry to one or more of the eight Topic Awards. These have been designed to cover the different stages and activities within the lifecycle of the value-added products and services provided by the mineral products industry: from the quarry face, processing, and manufacturing through to delivery at the customer’s site, a construction site, or on highway.

The simple-to-complete entry forms and briefing notes can be downloaded from the Safequarry website.

Over the years, the Awards have played a pivotal role in preventing serious injuries and fatalities within the mineral products industry and allow the industry to learn about and share the innovations and good practice that improve health, safety, and well-being in the workplace. Many of the entries highlighted in the awards from previous years have now been widely adopted across the mineral products industry and shared via the Sharing Good Practice guides.

Look, Lead, Listen, Learn
Look, Lead, Listen, Learn

The awards include the following categories:

  • Eight Topic Awards – recognizing health & safety innovations at different stages of activity within the production and distribution of mineral products – Open to all.

  • The Fatal 6’ Award – recognizing an exceptional innovation or good practice to eliminate a high-consequence hazard associated with ‘The Fatal 6’ by an MPA member.

  • The Eurobitume Award – recognizing an exceptional innovation or good practice involving bitumen/asphalt or contract surfacing by an MPA member.

  • John Crabbe Award – for an MPA member with more than 250 employees which has achieved an outstanding performance in health & safety.

  • Sir Frank Davies Award – for an MPA member with 250 or fewer employees which has achieved an outstanding performance in health & safety.

  • Young Leader Award – for an MPA member wanting to recognize the leadership or outstanding contribution shown by an individual(s) aged under 30, in driving forward changes in their organization to make it a safer and healthier place to work.

  • Individual Awards – for an MPA member wanting to recognize the contribution made by an individual(s) in making their organization a safer and healthier place to work.

MPA chief executive Jon Prichard said: ‘The sharing of knowledge about the good practices and innovations will help us all to make our industry a safer and healthier place for everyone. It is also important to recognize the outstanding performance that individuals and organizations have made on our journey towards ‘Vision Zero’.

‘I would urge you to share your achievements in health and safety by entering the awards – we are all ‘Safer by Sharing’.’

The Awards will be presented at a prestigious online MPA Health & Safety event in Autumn 2024, which will showcase the steps which the industry is taking to move closer to the achievement of ‘Vision Zero’.

 

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