At New Ulm Quartzite Quarries, safety always comes first. Safe production is the most important aspect of our jobs, which is why we commit to working safely every day so that our employees and the general public can return home safely to their families each night. Through education and encouragement from peers, our employees constantly strive to eliminate incidents because one injury on the job site is one too many. Our employees hold themselves responsible for their own safety and the safety of others. Our safety training program proves successful as we have received multiple achievement awards for our safety record.

Hazard Prevention

New Ulm Quartzite Quarries has set its own prevention procedures, including required wearing of personal protection equipment (gloves, safety boots, ear protection, eye protection, respirators, and hard hats), checking for underground utilities and overhead power lines before beginning work, assuring tools are used correctly, providing working backup alarms on equipment, making drivers aware of potential hazards in delivery areas, providing lighting when working after dark, training of proper postures while using tools, and encouraging workers to be well-rested and alert on their shift.

Safety Best Practices

Members of our Safety Best Practices Group relate their experiences and brainstorm to develop procedures to prevent accidents and injuries. We have become an industry leader by setting the standard in safety matters and our employees put their safety knowledge to use both on and off the clock.

CRH Fundamentals for Fatality Elimination

  • Risk Assessment
  • Mobile Plant Safety
  • Isolation of Operating Machinery
  • Machinery Guarding
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Working at Heights
  • Lifting Operations
  • Underground and Overhead Utility Dangers
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Conveyance and Storage of Materials Under Pressure
  • Blasting Operations

Fundamentals for Fatality Elimination