Working together safely – VDZ working group “Occupational Safety”

For almost 60 years, the Verein Deutscher Zementwerke e.V. (VDZ), the German Cement Works Association, has been supporting German cement plants on the subject of occupational safety by means of a working group that meets on a regular basis. After a section summarizing the history of the “Occupational Safety” working group, this article presents the topics currently being dealt with and the working group’s cooperation with other bodies, as well as the occupational safety competition which is organized annually by the VDZ.

1 Introduction

Work in the complex production plants of the cement industry is associated with a multitude of potential hazards. For this reason, occupational safety work in cement plants is enormously important. The topic of occupational safety always comes first in daily meetings and is actively integrated into the daily work routine at many points in the process. For almost 60 years now, the VDZ has been accompanying occupational safety in German cement plants by means of a regularly-convening working group. Twice a year, safety experts from the plants meet with representatives of the...

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