Phoenix Cement Company is celebrating seven years without a lost time accident. The milestone, reached at 7:00 am. on July 26, represents the cement manufacturing industry's best current safety record in North America,
For more than 2,550 days, or approximately 2,184,000 worker hours, Phoenix Cement employees prevented "lost time accidents," defined as any on-the-job injury serious enough to keep an employee from reporting to work for his or her next scheduled shift.
"This milestone reflects our employees' roundtheclock commitment to safety in the manufacturing industry's most demanding work environment," said Jim Wells, vice president of cement operations for Phoenix Cement. "This dedication, coupled with ongoing training, is what has made seven years of safety possible."
Phoenix Cement Company is one of Arizona's leading manufacturers of portland cement and other building products. Founded in 1959 by the American Cement Company to supply materials for the development of Glen Canyon Dam, Phoenix Cement serves markets throughout Arizona as well as Colorado, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. Phoenix Cement Company has been a division of the Salt River Pima/Maricopa Indian Community since 1987.