Vulcan Materials Recognized for Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 4, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Vulcan Materials Company
(NYSE: VMC) today announced that it is a 2013 recipient of the Safe-in-Sound
Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award™.
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The award is presented annually by the National Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health (NIOSH), in partnership with the National Hearing
Conservation Association (NHCA). The award honors excellent hearing loss
prevention practices in the work environment.
Vulcan was recognized for its commitment and implementation of a quality
data-driven hearing loss prevention program that is both innovative and
cost-effective. Specifics of the program include providing extensive noise
measurement and control training for select employees to function as
industrial hygiene support staff. Vulcan is also leading advancements in noise
monitoring strategies for mobile workers by integrating sophisticated
technologies such as GPS and video into its noise measurement protocols.
Vulcan's novel approach will benefit other industries in the future and
contribute to the goal of eliminating work-related noise-induced hearing loss.
"This year's recipients confirm that the benefits of noise control go far
beyond the prevention of hearing loss and make good business sense, as a safe
and healthy workforce benefits workers, employers, and the U.S. economy," said
NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D. "We are pleased to have the opportunity to
highlight the innovative work of companies who serve as leaders in this area."
NIOSH is the federal agency that conducts research and makes recommendations
for preventing work-related injuries and illnesses. Mention of any company or
product does not constitute endorsement by NIOSH. More information about NIOSH
can be found at www.cdc.gov/niosh.
The mission of the NHCA is to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other
environmental factors in all sectors of society. For more information about
the NHCA, visit www.hearingconservation.org.
Vulcan Materials Company, a member of the S&P 500 index, is the nation's
largest producer of construction aggregates, a major producer of asphalt mix
and concrete and a leading producer of cement in Florida. For more information
about Vulcan, see www.vulcanmaterials.com.
SOURCE Vulcan Materials Company
Contact: John English, +1-205-298-3220
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