Concrete contractors with exemplary safety records for 2015 were recognized by the Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, Missouri, at the association’s Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 15.
W. Burr Bennett Awards for Safety Excellence were given to specialty contractor Structural Preservation Systems, Columbia, Maryland, and general contractor, Sundt Construction, Inc., Tempe, Arizona. These awards are presented in partnership with CNA, Chicago, to contractors that place the highest priority on safety. Entries are judged on three years of safety performance indicators, values and trends; a self-assessment checklist of company safety practices; and detailed descriptions of safety plans and culture.
Additional awards based on the incident rate for 2015 were presented to general and specialty contractors in four categories.
General contractors receiving the Outstanding Safety Achievement Award for the lowest incident rate were Walbridge, Detroit, Mich. (over 500,000 work hours); Briegan Concrete Contractors, Clayton NC (120,000 – 500,000 work hours) and Gregory Construction Services, Columbus, MS, (less than 120,000 work hours).
Specialty contractors receiving the Outstanding Safety Achievement Award were Structural Preservation Systems, Columbia, MD (over 200,000 work hours); Lloyd Concrete Services, Forest, VA (70,000 – 200,000 work hours); and Poppoff, Inc., Moxee, WA (less than 70,000 work hours).
49 contractors received awards for zero lost time due to accidents and 42 contractors were recognized for having lowered their incident rate from the previous year. 73 contractors received certificates for achieving an incident rate below the national average.
Three companies were recognized for outstanding fleet safety records: Raffin Construction Co., Chicago, 480,000 miles with zero accidents; Briegan Concrete Construction, Clayton, North Carolina, 994,063 miles with zero accidents; and Wayne Brothers, Inc., Davidson, North Carolina, 2,032,937 miles with zero accidents.