Safety Committee

CSSGA members are awarded annually for their contributions to safe operating practices.

Mission Statement

The Safety Committee promotes excellence in safety and health by developing and implementing programs to meet the unique needs of the Aggregate and Ready Mixed Concrete industries; disseminate information on regulatory compliance and administration of health and safety programs, including training; providing operational input on safety and health issues to MSHA & OSHA as required; communicating and working with other committees in CRMCA & CRMCA, as well as NRMCA, NSSGA and other state association partners.

Safety Committee Overview

CSSGA works closely with members of the Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association (CRMCA) in order to promote excellence in safety compliance.

Safety is an essential and critically important attribute of any mining and/or ready mixed operation.  All of CSSGA’s producer members are focused on worker safety with a safe and well managed plant operation.

This Committee has a strong working relationship with numerous agencies including: MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration), OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), and CDOT (Colorado Department of Transportation).

In 2000 the Committee created the MSHA (Part 46) New Miner Training DVD series. This excellent instructional video is in its fourth edition and it continues to receive national recognition from MSHA and other industry associations. For more information about the New Miner Training and other Training DVDs visit the CSSGA Training Products Store. CSSGA members and staff also recently developed an on demand New Miner Training program. The program is available from the Mine Safety Institute. Members receive 50% off training, contact for details.

Committee Chair

Co-Chair: Andrew Geisler
BURNCO Colorado

Co-Chair: Karl Kumli
Jackson Kelly PLLC

Safety Awards

Rodman C. Stewart Memorial Leadership Award: This award recognizes the outstanding individuals that have made substantial contributions to their company’s or to the industry’s efforts toward proactive, safe operating practices. Congratulations to Chris Downs of Martin Marietta for his 2020 win!

Unprecedented Innovation Award: This 2020 award recognizing an outstanding production employee who made superior innovations and significantly contributed to the safety culture at their workplace. The goal of this award is to recognize the individuals who continued essential operations in an unprecedented year. Congratulations to Chad Shepherd of Martin Marietta.

Legacy Leadership: Industry Safety: In 2020, CRMCA and CSSGA recognized Al Quist for 50 YEARS of Safety Leadership with Aggregate Industries.

Safety Innovation Award: This award recognizes the production employee who has made superior and innovative contributions to his or her company regarding safety efforts. Congratulations to Jamie Duncan and Travis Newman of Martin Marietta for their recognition in 2020!

Annual Team Safety Award: Plants and mining operations are awarded based upon the frequency rate of reportable incidents and lost time incidents on an annual basis.