LOUIS, MO — Concrete contractors with exemplary safety records for 2016 were recognized by the Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, at the association’s Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ on Sept. 14.
Burr Bennett Awards for Safety Excellence were given to specialty contractor Kolde Construction, Inc., St. Mary’s, KS and general contractor, L.Keeley Construction Co., St. Louis, MO. 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 2016 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, MI (over 500,000 work hours); Chesapeake Contracting Group, Reisterstown, MD (100,000-500,000 work hours) and Quesenberry’s, Inc., Big Stone Gap, VA (less than 100,000 work hours).
Specialty contractors receiving the Outstanding Safety Achievement Award were Fessler & Bowman, Flushing, MI (over 350,000 work hours); Citadel Contractors, Inc., Apex, NC, (90,000-350,000 work hours); and Poppoff, Inc., Moxee, WA (less than 90,000 work hours).
Fifty-six contractors received awards for zero lost time due to accidents and 59 contractors were recognized for having lowered their incident rate from the previous year. Eighty-four contractors received certificates for achieving an incident rate below the national average.
Three companies were recognized for outstanding fleet safety records: Halme Builders, Inc., Davenport, WA, 245,000 miles with zero accidents; TWC Concrete Services, Cincinnati, OH, 625,000 miles with zero accidents; and Thompson Builders Corp., Novato, CA, 1,950,000 miles with zero accidents.
Three scholarships from the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) Education, Research and Development Foundation have been awarded to students in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program. James Martin and Dimitry Petrov attend Middle Tennessee State University, Murpheesboro, TN and Jordan NuQue attends California State University, Chico, CA. Each received $5,000.
To qualify for the scholarship, a student must be enrolled full time in the CIM program and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.
For more information, visit www.ascconline.org or call the ASCC office at 866-788-2722.