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Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia Announce 2011 Safety Award Winners

Thu September 01, 2011 - Southeast Edition
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The Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia Inc. (ABC) presented its 2011 Safety Awards to 51 honorees in the field of construction at its annual luncheon held May 23. The association’s national STEP Awards and Georgia Chapter Awards of Safety Excellence are given yearly to Georgia contractors who have achieved low rates of on-the-job accidents and demonstrated the highest commitment to safety.

ABC’s Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards recognize members who employ effective safety practices on their job sites, and are based on 20 key elements of contractor safety programs such as management commitment, pre-planning for safety on jobsites, safety training and resources committed to safety. The STEP process, developed and written by contractors for contractors, is a tool designed to objectively evaluate safety programs, policies, procedures and training.

This year the Georgia Chapter earned 20 Platinum-level awards as well as 6 Diamond-level awards, the highest STEP level achievable. Diamond-level winners must have an incidence rate at least 50 percent below the national Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) average in their particular NAICS code for at least three consecutive years and have an EMR (or “mod factor”) at or below 0.700 (0.800 for companies with fewer than 100 employees). Last year ABC of Georgia tied for 2nd in the nation for Platinum STEP awards earned, with 26.

“STEP participants consistently out-perform the National BLS averages for fatalities, injuries and lost time,” said 2011 ABC Safety Forum Chairman Wayne Hopkins, safety director of Alpha Insulation and Waterproofing, and a member of ABC of Georgia’s training team, who announced the award recipients. Hopkins commended the award winners for their achievement and emphasized the importance of keeping workers safe on the job site.

Winners of the Georgia Safety Awards of Excellence are determined by calculating a company’s total incident rate and the amount of time lost due to job-related injuries. To achieve this award, companies must have had no employee fatalities, and their total recordable and lost time rates must both be lower than the national average.

At the ceremony, Wayne Hopkins was awarded the ABC Region 4 Craft Instructor of the Year Award for his talent and passion for safety training at both Alpha Insulation and Waterproofing and through ABC of Georgia’s safety training program.

“We are proud to have Wayne as chairman of our safety forum and a member of our training team,” said ABC of Georgia President Bill Anderson, who presented the award.

The event was sponsored by Bardi Mechanical, Fly & Form Inc., Hardin Construction Company, LLC, Lauren Engineers and Constructors Inc., PCL Industrial Construction Company, Stasco Mechanical Contractors Inc. and the law firm of Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Schneider & Stine P.C.

2011 Safety Award Winners

Silver STEP

• Bardi Mechanical

• Classic Concrete Forming

• Harcon Inc.

• Stasco Mechanical Contractors Inc.

Gold STEP

• Allison-Smith Company LLC

• Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing Company

• Brasfield & Gorrie

• Carter Concrete Structures

• The Circle Group

• DHR Mechanical Services of Georgia

• Dooleymack Constructors of Georgia

• Doster Construction

• Environmental Stoneworks

• Excel Electrical Technologies Inc.

• FitzGerald & Sons Plumbing

• Fly and Form

• Lend Lease

• Mulkey Enterprises

• Pattillo Construction Corporation

• Precision Concrete Construction

• Pyramid Masonry Contractors

• SECO Architectural Systems

• Southeast Sealing Inc.

• Southern Pan Services

• United Forming Inc.

Platinum STEP

• AMEC Inc.

• APEC

• Balfour Beatty Construction

• BE&K

• Benning Construction Company

• Comfort Systems USA — Southeast

• Gardner Glass & Glazing Inc.

• Hardin Construction Company

• Hathaway Construction

• HITT Contracting Inc.

• Industrial Technical Services

• Ivey Mechanical

• JAMCo. Inc.

• McCarthy Building Companies

• MetroPower Inc.

• Pinkerton & Laws

• The Saxon Group

• Skanska USA

• Southern Wall Systems Inc.

• The Winter Construction Company

Diamond STEP

• Fortune-Johnson General Contractors

• Juneau Construction Company

• Lauren Engineers & Constructors

• Manhattan Construction Company

• PCL Industrial Construction Company

• W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company

Georgia Safety Awards of Excellence

• Allison-Smith Company LLC

• Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing

• AMEC Inc.

• Balfour Beatty Construction

• Benning Construction Company

• Brasfield & Gorrie

• The Circle Group

• DooleyMack Constructors of Georgia

• Environmental Stoneworks

• Fly & Form

• Fortune-Johnson General Contractors

• Gardner Glass & Glazing

• Hardin Construction Company

• Hathaway Construction Company

• HITT Contracting

• Industrial Technical Services

• Ivey Mechanical

• JAMCo. Inc.

• Juneau Construction Company

• Lauren Engineers & Constructors

• Lend Lease

• McCarthy Building Companies

• MetroPower Inc.

• Pattillo Construction Corporation

• PCL Industrial Construction

• Pinkerton & Laws

• Precision Concrete

• The Saxon Group

• SECO Architectural Systems

• Skanska USA

• Southeast Sealing

• Southern Pan Services

• Southern Wall Systems

• W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company

ABC of Georgia represents more than 300 of Georgia’s commercial and industrial contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and service firms, representing more than 15,000 employees. ABC supports the merit shop philosophy of construction that emphasizes free enterprise and open competition. The statewide organization is one of 77 chapters of the Associated Builders and Contractors in Washington, D.C. with more than 25,000 members across the country.

For more information, call 770/587-0955 or visit www.abcga.org.