Concrete contractors with exemplary safety records for 2018 were recognized by the Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, Mo. These companies received the ASCC Safety Awards at the association’s Annual Conference in Chicago, IL on September 19, 2019.
W. Burr Bennett Awards for Safety Excellence were given to specialty contractor Largo Concrete, Inc., Tustin, CA, and general contractor DPR Construction, Newport Beach, CA. These awards are presented in partnership with CNA, Chicago, to contractors that place the highest priority on safety. Judges evaluate entries 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.
The ASCC presented additional awards based on the incident rate for 2018 to both general and specialty contractors in four categories.
Zero lost time award
41 contractors received awards for zero lost time due to accidents, and 39 contractors also received recognition for having lowered their incident rate from the previous year. 58 contractors received certificates for achieving an incident rate below the national average.
General contractors receiving the Outstanding Safety Achievement Award for the lowest incident rate were DPR Construction (Southwest Region) Newport Beach, CA (more than 650,000 work hours); Korte Construction Co., Highland, IL (150,000 – 650,000 work hours) and Briegan Concrete Constructors, Clayton, NC (less than 149,999 work hours).
Specialty contractors receiving the Outstanding Safety Achievement Award were TAS Commercial Concrete Systems, Houston, TX (more than 400,000 work hours); Trademark Concrete Systems, Camarillo, CA, (100,000 – 399,999 work hours); and Buesser Concrete, Eau Claire, WI (99,999 or less work hours).
Three companies also received recognition for outstanding fleet safety records: Precision Concrete Construction, Alpharetta, GA, 260,000 miles with zero accidents; Groninger Concrete, Colorado Springs, CO, 850,000 miles with zero accidents; and Wayne Brothers, Davidson, NC, 2,884,942 miles with zero accidents.
About The Safety and Risk Management Council
The Safety and Risk 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. Council activities include publication development and review and monitoring of ASCC events and materials for safety compliance. It also includes member education, a safety awards program, and a safety/insurance hotline.
About the ASCC
The ASCC is a non-profit organization that dedicates itself to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete and to providing them 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 720 member companies in the United States and 12 foreign countries. For more information, either visit the web site www.ascconline.org or call (866) 788-2722.