Reward safety and health
excellence among IAAP members who work in the aggregates industry.
The IAAP should officially
recognize members who set high safety and health standards in the conduct of
their operations thereby encouraging our industry to employ recognized systems
and methods to prevent injuries or illnesses.
How it Works
The Safety Committee devised
a set of criteria needed for a successful safety program. Based on these
pre-defined criteria, an operator applying for the IAAP safety award is awarded
points for documenting safety and health activities that meet these criteria.
An applicant’s point total
determines the award level: Bronze, Silver, Gold. In addition, the Safety
Committee identified criteria that would qualify for a special award – Rock
Solid Excellence in Safety.
One (1) Point Each
Compliance with Approved Training Plan
Provide Safety Equipment for Employees
Procedure for Pre-shift Inspection
and Follow-up on Mobile Equipment
Hazard Communication Program
Daily Work Area Inspections
Effective Hearing Conservation Program
Written Substance Abuse Policy
Near Miss Reporting
Two (2) Points Each
Written Safety and Health Policy and
Involvement of Hourly Employees in Safety
Systematic Investigation of all Work
Injury and Property Damage Incidents
Written Contractor Safety Policy
Conduct Personal Exposure Sampling for
Respirable Dust (or diesel particulate matter at an underground mine) and Noise
Written Emergency Procedures and
Regularly Scheduled Safety Meetings
Five (5) Points Each
Conducted a Comprehensive Safety &
Health Inspection (Non-MSHA)
Performed a Safety & Health System
No MSHA reportable or OSHA recordable accidents or injuries for the
MSHA VPID less than the national average
A panel of impartial
judges reviews all complete entries. The panel includes safety professionals
from the IAAP Safety & Health Committee.
To be successful, at least
two (2) judges must agree on the merits of the entry.