September 6, 2011

Ogden, UTAH–The Utah Safety Council recently honored Staker Parson Companies and its subsidiary companies Western Rock Products and Hales Sand & Gravel for their outstanding safety performance in 2010. The awards program was held Aug. 26 in conjunction with the Utah Safety Council Annual Meeting.

Each company was presented with the Award of Merit, recognizing them as outstanding achievers for safety performance. The Award of Merit is also awarded to organizations that demonstrate improvement in lost time and incident rates and/or maintain rates that are consistently below the industry average. Applicants for the award must also have safety programs that include a formal written safety and health plan, emergency plans, safety and health inspections, safety trainings and employee safety committees.

“We commend our employees for working safely,” said Scott Parson, Staker Parson president. “We achieved a significant safety milestone earlier this year when our employees logged 4.5 million hours without a lost-time incident. We are committed to safely building The Preferred Source for our customers, neighbors and employees.”

Utah Safety Council’s Awards and Recognition Program is designed to promote prevention of unsafe acts by honoring organizations that are committed to excellent safety performance. The Utah Safety Council has spent more than 70 years making Utah a safer place to live and work.