The Safety and Rick Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, announced that Ken Fender, Senior Vice President, Baker Concrete Construction, Washington D.C., received the ASCC Member Owner/Executive Safety Award for 2020, presented September 23, 2020, at the association’s Annual Conference. The purpose is to annually recognize one owner/executive of a contractor member company who displays a both clear focus and passion for safety and also provides the leadership that creates a best-in-class safety culture.
In their nomination, Fender’s co-workers had this to say: “He believes that absolutely no injury is acceptable to himself or his co-workers. He challenges all Baker D.C. employees, management and craft, to increase awareness of safety at home and work.
“In 2018 Fender promoted an operational excellence initiative to improve SSQP (Safety, Speed, Quality & Production). Collectively Baker supervisors underwent 8,000+ hours of safety training and immediately put that knowledge to use. Leaders became more visible and engaged in projects. The total of recordable injuries decreased by 57% and the Recordable Incident Rate decreased by 55+%, while Baker D.C. experienced record revenue and profit.”
About the SRMC
The Safety and Rick Management Council (SRMC) is a specialty council that dedicates itself to making ASCC contractors the safest in the industry. The Council board consists of both safety and insurance professionals from all aspects of the concrete contracting industry. The group meets three time a year. Subsequently they spend countless additional hours overseeing safety matters for the organization. Council activities include publication development, review and monitoring of ASCC events and materials for safety compliance. Additionally, they provide member education, a safety awards program, and a safety/insurance hotline.
About the ASCC
The ASCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete. The organization also dedicates itself to providing a unified voice in the construction industry. Members include concrete contracting firms, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in the concrete industry, such as architects, specifiers and distributors. There are approximately 740 member companies in the United States and 13 foreign countries.
For more information visit the website www.ascconline.org or call (866) 788-2722.