Health and safety are absolute priorities for Lafarge. We have implemented a stringent safety policy for our employees and subcontractors and participate in public health programs that benefit both employees and local communities. Lafarge aims to be among the safest companies in the world and encourages safe behavior at the workplace and at home.
In 2016, the Lafarge Exshaw Cement Plant team achieved a major milestone, reaching 1 million hours worked without a Lost Time Injury (LTI). For the 3-year duration of the modernization and expansion project, Lafarge also achieved a significant safety milestone of 2.5 million man-hours without an LTI.
Since 2002, the Lafarge Group has achieved a significant reduction in both the frequency and the gravity of work-related accidents. These improvements are due in part to the Lafarge Group’s Health and Safety management system, which defines the minimum safety levels required for all Lafarge sites.
A great deal remains to be done to become one of the safest industrial groups in the world. For this reason, employee safety is the Group’s top priority. To reach its target of zero fatal accidents and keep lost time injuries to a minimum, Lafarge:
- informs its employees and subcontractors about the risks related to their activities and provides appropriate training
- supervises the systematic application of safety standards
- implements procedures for reporting incidents and undertakes regular audits
- identifies and communicates best practices and drives their adoption across all worksites.