US: The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has welcomed expanded, comprehensive Covid-19 safety guidance from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The association said that the guidance is a valuable and flexible resource for cement facilities facing the shifting effects of the Covid-19 threat. Plants have successfully relied on the advice of the MSHA, Centers for Disease Control and Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
PCA government affairs senior vice president Sean O’Neill said, “Protecting our workforce during the Covid-19 emergency has been job number one for US cement manufacturers. The men and women of the cement industry, from our quarries to our cement plants and shipping operations, are designated as Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers. PCA and its member companies are committed to protecting miners and their families while continuing to provide critical building materials needed to maintain and improve our nation’s vital infrastructure.”