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The industry adheres to the federal safety standards and practices as prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. Many Colorado construction contractors have personnel and/or departments committed solely to the safety of their employees.
HIERARCHY OF CONTROLS
Safety hazards are and will be always present on a construction site. Most companies however control exposure using fundamental methods for protecting workers called Hierarchy of Controls.
Besides the hierarchy of controls, the following best practices help to ensure the safety of construction employees. Look for these when choosing a company to work for:
The industry and the Associated General Contractors of Colorado recognizes companies annually for its members’ commitments to workplace safety and environmental excellence.
2021 Willis Tower Watson Construction Safety Excellence (CSEA) Awards
The following companies represented AGC of Colorado in the finals and placed as follows:
2021 Construction Health and Safety Excellence (CHASE) Awards
The Construction Health and Safety Excellence (CHASE) awards recognize firms at the Red, White and Blue levels based on the culture derived from their safety and health programs, maturity of training plans, employee engagement and continuous improvement techniques.
The firms honored at the Red level this year are:
The following firms were honored at the White level:
The following firms were honored at the Blue level:
The 2021 Colorado Stormwater Excellence Program (CSEP)
The Colorado Stormwater Excellence Program (CSEP) is the first regulatory agency-recognized, self-policing stormwater compliance management program in the nation. CSEP ranks companies as either Participating or Qualified, based on performance data.
The Participating level firm is:
The list of Qualified firms included:
2021 National AGC Safety Awards (NASA)
The National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program – AGC/C members can evaluate their safety record as compared to other national AGC members in same Division and similar man-hours. Companies participating in the program for 3 consecutive years receive a Certificate of Commendation from AGC of America for Zero Lost Workday Cases or have a Lost Workday Case Rate 25% below Division rate.
The AGC/C member(s) recognized for achieving 25% below division lost workday case rate in 2020 included:
The following AGC/C firms were recognized for achieving zero lost-workday case rates in 2020:
To achieve a Certificate of Commendation in the NASA program a company has to have 3 consecutive years of data submissions to AGC of America. Although they are not getting a Certificate of Commendation this year AGC of Colorado would like to recognize the following companies for achieving Zero Lost Workday Cases or have a Lost Workday Case Rate 25% below their Division for 2020.
AGC/C zero lost-workday case rate recognition:
AGC/C 25% below Division lost-workday case rate recognition: