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MPA Sharing Good Practice Guide 2019/20

Sharing good practice 2019/20

Newly published guide highlights best entries from the MPA 2019 Health and Safety Awards

THE Mineral Product Association (MPA) has published the 'Sharing good practice 2019/20' guide, which includes the best entries from the 2019 Health and Safety Awards and highlights those entries where the application of a new process, system or investment has helped to mitigate one of the six high-consequence hazards in the mineral products industry that have been identified as being responsible for 94% of the fatalities within the industry – ‘The Fatal 6’.

Nigel Jackson, chief executive of the MPA, commented: ‘The theme of the 2019 MPA Health and Safety Conference was ‘Clearer, Simpler, Smarter’, and ‘Sharing good practice 2019/20’ is an exemplar of this.


‘The entries demonstrate some simple but innovative ways of eliminating hazards in the workplace or clever solutions to problems achieved by individuals working together with a clarity of purpose, to make their work environment safer. Please ensure that you review the entries with your colleagues to see if they can be applied within your own organization.

‘Over the years, the sharing and application by others of the innovations that have been submitted to the MPA Health and Safety Awards has helped to prevent hundreds of serious injuries and, I am sure, fatalities within the industry. Many ideas that were showcased at the MPA Health and Safety Awards have been so widely adopted they have now become standard industry practice. The sharing and celebrating of innovations in health and safety has played a key role in helping the industry improve its safety performance.

‘Sadly, the disruption to all our operations created by COVID-19 led MPA to defer the Awards this year. However, in the interim, I am delighted to announce that British Precast has agreed to combine its awards ceremony with MPA’s.

‘Together, we have taken this as an opportunity to review the categories used for the entries, the submission process and how the entries are judged. Based on the feedback from members and judges, we will shortly be announcing some significant improvements. This will make it easier to complete the submissions and, I am sure, encourage even more organizations to participate.’

For more information contact Tony Entwistle, the MPA’s health and safety manager: [email protected]

A copy of the ‘Sharing good practice 2019/20’ guide can be downloaded below.


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