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Dufferin Aggregates recognized as one of Canada’s Safest Employers; culture of positive, proactive prevention ensures everyone goes home safely, every day

November 6, 2013

TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ – Dufferin Aggregates, a division of Holcim
(Canada) Inc., is proud to have been recognized as one of Canada’s
Safest Employers in 2013. This honour identifies outstanding
achievements in workplace health and safety that span eleven
categories, including mining and natural resources, for which Dufferin
Aggregates was selected.

“For the employees of Dufferin Aggregates, this award demonstrates the
shared commitment of each and every one us to take ownership of our own
individual safety and that of our colleagues, at all levels of the
organization,” said Ed Persico, General Manager, Dufferin Aggregates.
“We’ve seen how simple and straight-forward safety-related ideas can
have a big impact,” he added. Dufferin Aggregates has a comprehensive
occupational health and safety management system, based on
internationally recognized management systems and adapted to the
Canadian context, and has enjoyed a very strong safety performance
record in the last several years.

Health and safety comes first at Dufferin Aggregates and Holcim Canada.
Across the company, the philosophy of Zero Harm encourages positive, proactive prevention to create a culture that
demonstrates a commitment to every person going home safely at the end
of every day. Dufferin Aggregates shares best practices across its
sites through a joint health and safety committee and cross site
audits. Furthermore, Dufferin Aggregates recently made concrete efforts
to educate and open lines of communication with contractors on
Dufferin’s expectations with regard to health & safety.

“Canada’s Safest Employers Awards recognize companies from across Canada
that are raising the bar in occupational health and safety,” said
Amanda Silliker, Editor of Canadian Occupational Safety. “We all have
the same goal of ensuring workers go home safe at the end of the day,
and the awards highlight best practices that health and safety
professionals can take back to their own organizations. These awards
allow us to shine light on the companies that are leading the way in
safety excellence, and hopefully inspire others to follow their

Canada’s Safest Employers’ Awards 2013 winners were announced at a gala
in Toronto on October 30.

About Canada’s Safest Employers Award

Canada’s Safest Employers Award is presented by Canadian Occupational
Safety magazine, a Thomson Reuters business. Launched in 2011, the
awards recognize Canadian companies with outstanding accomplishments in
promoting the health and safety of their workers.

About Dufferin Aggregates

Dufferin Aggregates, a division of Holcim (Canada) Inc., is a leading
supplier of aggregates for the construction industry in the Greater
Toronto Area (GTA) and adjacent municipalities. Dufferin Aggregates
runs 23 sites across Ontario and is a key part of the communities where
it operates. With its many awards for community relations, resource and
environmental management, Dufferin Aggregates has gained regional,
national and international recognition as an industry leader.

SOURCE Holcim Canada Inc.

Source: PR Newswire