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Construction Safety Awards 2020

AWCI’s safety award gives national recognition to members who manage an effective safety program in a given year. Here are the 2020 winners of AWCI's Excellence in Construction Safety Award.


Category: Fewer than 250,000 Annual Man-Hours

Brady Company/Central California, Inc., Castroville, California

“Our company’s safety and health program is not only designed to meet regulatory requirements, it was also designed with best practices in mind. With best practices in mind, it has allowed us to take a proactive approach in managing our safety and health, which has made our program a successful one.”


Category: Between 250,000 & 500,000 Annual Man-Hours

George M. Raymond Co., Las Vegas, Nevada

“At The Raymond Group, analyzing safety data is extremely valuable to the cornerstone of our strategic pre-planning process. Customizing the data points collected, our team analyzes the information and uses it to help with strategic planning to determine leading and lagging indicators relative to health and safety for all Raymond projects and field staff. Having this information and deploying it properly reduces the potential for negative trends like increased workers’ compensation claims which, as a result, negatively increases the company’s Experience Modification Rate. All of this information is communicated out to our executive and senior management staff monthly so that change, if necessary, can be implemented from the top down. This method has proven effective for the last five years, and we are excited for the future as we relentlessly strive for continuous improvement.”


Category: Between 500,000 & 1 Million Annual Man-Hours

E&K of Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

“We have a special designation known as the ‘Safety Wolf Pack.’ The members of this designation are comprised of field and staff who go above and beyond our safety standards. They are nominated and elected in by members who have already achieved the status. These members also sit on the safety ownership committee, which holds meetings to discuss the development of culture and policy to better protect our workers. This committee helps foster a sense of personal responsibility to elevate the company standard in safety.”


Category: Between 1 Million & 5 Million Annual Man-Hours

Nevell Group, Inc., Brea, California

“We rotate employees on our division safety committee. We conduct safety lunch-and-learn sessions regularly to encourage employee feedback. We promote multiple ways for employees to provide feedback: replying to the craft newsletter, filling out a Google doc we host, contacting their supervisor, or calling the office to speak to or leave a message for our safety/HR administrator.”


Category: More than 5 Million Annual Man-Hours

Performance Contracting, Inc., Lenexa, Kansas

"Safety at PCI has always been our number-one focus. During orientations we explain the importance of safety and PCI’s goal to send each employee home in the same condition they arrived to work. We provide our people with the full gamut of PPE, and we have policies in place to assist with the management of our company goal for target zero. One of these policies is our pre-task cards that help employees identify upcoming hazards and subsequently plan their work. We meet with our field members in a 2- to 3-hour worker lunch in an open dialogue where we can identify job hazards and get them corrected, find out if there are additional needs of the field team to help them be safer, and overall what we can do better as a company. I really feel that the field team appreciates the opportunity to speak their mind to management and provide insight for the operations of the company. We have a strong family here, and we want every individual to go home safe to their families each day."

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