The Safety and Risk Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, is pleased to announce that Chris Plue, senior vice president, Webcor Concrete Division, San Francisco, CA, received its ASCC Member Owner Safety Award for 2019. The SRMC and ASCC presented the award on September 19 at the association’s Annual Conference in Chicago. The purpose is to annually recognize one owner/executive of a contractor member company who displays a clear focus and also passion for safety, and provides the leadership that creates a best-in-class safety culture.
Plue is a past president of ASCC and also a past council director of SRMC.
The judges had this to say: “We can’t name a person we feel is more sincere in their decision to manage the people for which they’re responsible in such a way to assume their absolute best chance of working without injury or incident.
“He personally has led the change to move his company’s safety culture from good to great. Great leaders make it personal and create positive change. Webcor’s EMR has been trending down to a .58 with almost 3.5 million manhours worked. That takes a lot of effort and focus.”
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 website www.ascconline.org or call (866) 788-2722.