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2018 Asphalt Operations Safety Innovations

This award recognizes companies that develop innovative ideas or achieve practical outcomes leading to improved worker safety in a roadway, plant site or quarry environment, and whose safety practices are above and beyond normal safety practices. Congratulations to NAPA's 2018 award recipients.  Read more about each safety innovation in the upcoming May/June 2019 edition of Asphalt Pavement.


Kokosing Materials Inc. 
Fredericktown, Ohio
Field ID Lockout Tagout Program

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Kokosing Materials won the award for their Field ID Lockout Tagout Program. Using an app, Kokosing has digitized and centralized their Lockout/Tagout procedures, making them easily available to team members on their smart phones. Kokosing has added disconnects to nearly every electrical component and has labeled them with name plates as well as added pneumatic lockout systems and valves.










Allan Myers
Malvern, Penn.
Portable Crusher with Custom Safety FeaturesSAF6-Allan Myers 4

Allan Myers earned finalist honors for their Portable Crusher with Custom Safety Features. Allan Myers worked with the portable crusher's manufacturer to install customer safety features including stairs and a catwalk up and over the motor that drives the screen that filters the rock. at the end of the catwalk, there is a way to adjust the chute and ladders were replaced with rolling safety steps that attaching to the plant.





Lakeside Industries Inc.
Issaquah, Wash.
Customized Multifunction Safety & Health AppSAF4-Lakeside-Safety  Health App 1

Lakeside Industries earned finalist honors for its Customized Multifunction Safety & Health App. This app allows user to record eight safety functions including near hits, safe behaviors or at-risk behaviors, and job-site inspections.