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GUCA Honors 2018 Winners of Hard Hat Safety Awards

Thu June 28, 2018 - Southeast Edition #14
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C. A. Murren & Sons Company Inc. is to be commended for raising the bar for safety excellence and is the winner of this year’s overall plant division Hard Hat Safety Award.
C. A. Murren & Sons Company Inc. is to be commended for raising the bar for safety excellence and is the winner of this year’s overall plant division Hard Hat Safety Award.
C. A. Murren & Sons Company Inc. is to be commended for raising the bar for safety excellence and is the winner of this year’s overall plant division Hard Hat Safety Award. Brent Scarbrough & Company Inc. is to be commended for raising the bar for safety excellence, and is the winner of this year’s overall pipeline division Hard Hat Safety Award.

The Georgia Utility Contractors Association Inc. (GUCA) held its 2018 GUCA Hard Hat Safety Award gala on March 29 to honor the 2017 Hard Hat Safety Award recipients. Awards were presented to members dedicated to making safety a priority for every employee. GUCA members and guests gathered at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta, Ga., to celebrate safety awareness and recognize the overall winner from the chosen category winners.

The GUCA 2017 Hard Hat Safety Award is composed of categories based upon type of work, plant or pipeline construction, and if company man-hours exceed or stay below 100,000 or 1,000,000 hours.

By creating these different categories, GUCA was able to distinguish five companies who excelled in applying their safety programs to all of their workers and on job sites.

The category winners for the 2017 GUCA Hard Hat Safety Award are as follows:

  • 0 to 200,000 man-hours pipeline contractor — RDJE Inc., Newnan, Ga.
  • 200,001 to 1,000,000 man-hours pipeline contractor —Astra Grading Inc., Woodstock, Ga.
  • 1,000,001-plus man-hours pipeline contractor — Brent Scarbrough & Company Inc., Fayetteville, Ga.
  • 0 to 500,000 man-hours plant contractor — Western Summit Constructors Inc., Norcross, Ga.
  • 500,001 to 1,000,000 man-hours plant contractor — C.A. Murren & Sons Company Inc.

“Category winners are chosen on a number of judging criteria including written safety program, number of employees who have received OSHA required training such as competent person excavation, confined space entry and first aid/blood borne pathogen training,” said Scott Brumbelow, GUCA assistant executive director.

As with all awards, there must be an overall winner and these companies went above and beyond others and consistently put safety in the forefront for each employee and for each job undertaken by the company.

GUCA members are exposed to hazards each and every day and rewards members that go beyond what is expected by industry professionals, OSHA and other regulatory agencies.

Brent Scarbrough & Company Inc. is to be commended for raising the bar for safety excellence, and is the winner of this year's overall pipeline division Hard Hat Safety Award.

C. A. Murren & Sons Company Inc. is to be commended for raising the bar for safety excellence and is the winner of this year's overall plant division Hard Hat Safety Award.

“The association is proud of all the members who help raise the bar for safety and set the standard for the utility construction industry,” said Executive Director Vikki Consiglio. “GUCA members are exposed to hazards each and every day, and GUCA continues to reward the members that go beyond what is expected by OSHA and the regulatory community.”

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