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SAFETY IS THE MOST CRITICAL ELEMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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.

HierarchyOfControlsChart

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:

  • Training – Safety training should begin day one and continue throughout your career. Ask company representatives what kind of ongoing/optional training might be made available to you based on your position.
  • Top down management commitment – Top level management needs to believe that safety is of the utmost importance. People make a company successful. Top management needs to instill a “culture” that is evident and visual.
  • Employee engagement – A good company empowers its employees to drive the strong safety culture that management has instilled and is the type of company you want to work for.
  • Continuous Improvement – A company that continually looks for and implements safety processes and procedures to continuously improve their safety record is another attribute to look for in a construction employer

COLORADO COMPANIES EARNING SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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:

First Place:

  • BT Construction, Inc.
  • Encore Electric, Inc.
  • HEI Civil, Inc.

Second Place:

  • GE Johnson Construction Co.
  • Saunders Construction, Inc.

Third Place:

  • Pinkard Construction Company

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:

  • Ammex Masonry
  • Concepts in Millwork
  • Duro Electric
  • KHS&S Contractors

The following firms were honored at the White level:

  • ADK Electric
  • Adolfson & Peterson Construction
  • Belair Sitework Services Inc.
  • GH Phipps Construction Cos.
  • Greiner Electric
  • Howell Construction
  • MTech Mechanical

The following firms were honored at the Blue level:

  • Brinkman Construction, Inc.
  • CFC Construction Inc.
  • Fiore & Sons Inc.
  • Fransen Pittman General Contractors
  • Glacier Construction Co. Inc.
  • Haselden Construction
  • Hyder Construction
  • JHL Constructors Inc.
  • Kenny Electric Service Inc.
  • McCarthy Building Cos.
  • PCL Construction Services Inc.
  • Saunders Construction Inc.
  • Swinerton Builders
  • The Beck Group
  • The Weitz Co. LLC

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: 

  • Howell Construction

The list of Qualified firms included: 

  • Adolfson & Peterson Construction
  • Brinkman Construction Inc.
  • Fiore & Sons Inc.
  • Fransen Pittman General Contractors
  • GH Phipps Construction Cos.
  • Golden Triangle Construction Inc.
  • Haselden Construction
  • Hyder Construction
  • JHL Constructors Inc.
  • Milender White Construction
  • PCL Construction Services Inc.
  • Swinerton Builders
  • The Beck Group
  • Waner Construction Co. Inc.

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: 

  • Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
  • Saunders Construction Inc.

The following AGC/C firms were recognized for achieving zero lost-workday case rates in 2020: 

  • Accent Electrical Services
  • ADK Electric Corp.
  • Adolfson & Peterson Construction
  • Belair Sitework Services
  • Brinkman Construction Inc.
  • Calcon Constructors Inc.
  • Concrete Frame Associates, Inc.
  • Fransen Pittman General Contractors
  • Glacier Construction Co. Inc.
  • Golden Triangle Construction Inc.
  • Greiner Electric LLC
  • Haselden Construction
  • Howell Construction
  • Hyder Construction Inc.
  • Jordy Construction
  • Kenny Electric
  • Ludvik Electric Co.
  • McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
  • PCL Construction Services Inc.
  • Sturgeon Electric Company, Inc.
  • The Beck Group
  • W.E. O’Neil Construction Co. of Colorado

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:

  • BT Construction, Inc.
  • Carlton Electric, Inc.
  • Duro Electric
  • KHS&S Contractors
  • Kiewit Building Group Inc.
  • RK Industries, Inc.

AGC/C 25% below Division lost-workday case rate recognition: 

  • GE Johnson Construction Company

 

 

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