When it comes to safety leadership in the construction industry, few individuals stand out like Mike Herges, Graniterock's safety director of 24 years.
His contributions were recognized by the industry last week as he was awarded Safety Professional of the Year by the California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA).
Mike has been the driving force behind many of Graniterock's safety initiatives. From leading SafeStart to spearheading Smith Driving training, MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) trainings and various other safety efforts.
He has consistently demonstrated an unwavering dedication to ensuring the well-being of Graniterock People.
In addition, he has served as chair or co-chair of the Safety and Health Committee for CalCIMA for over 20 years.
Mike has been instrumental in helping CalCIMA develop truck safety training materials, including signs, brochures, videos, and pamphlets.
He has participated in national studies on technological solutions for safe operation of haul trucks and conveyors.
The Safety Professional of the Year award from CalCIMA is a testament to Mike's leadership and impact in the field of safety within the construction and industrial materials industry. The award acknowledges not only his individual achievements but also the broader influence of his work on promoting a culture of safety.