The Georgia Utility Contractors Association Inc. (GUCA), hosted its 2005 Hard Hat Safety Award Gala March 10 to honor the 2004 Hard Hat Safety Awards recipients.
It presented awards to members dedicated to making safety a priority for every employee.
GUCA members and guests gathered at the Freight Depot in Atlanta to celebrate safety awareness and recognize an overall winner from the chosen category winners.
The overall winner, Brent Scarbrough & Company Inc., went above and beyond others and consistently put safety in the forefront for each employee and for each job undertaken by the company.
Located in Fayetteville, the company has been in business for approximately 20 years and has always valued the importance of safety. While employing more than 170 employees, Brent Scarbrough & Company is committed to put safety and the welfare of its employees first and foremost every day.
“With a constant focus on a positive safety culture in our company and not just a safety program, we have been able to ensure a safe workplace not only for the employees of our company but all workers on our job sites.” said President Brent Scarbrough.
The GUCA Hard Hat Safety Award is composed of four categories to encourage members to get involved with exemplary safety programs and the GUCA members that raise safety standards for others.
Instead of having one general category, GUCA split the nominees into two groups based on type of work: plant and pipeline contracting. In turn, these two categories were divided by whether or not the man-hours for the company exceeded or stayed below 100,000 hours. By creating these different categories, GUCA was able to distinguish four companies that excel in its safety program and the application of this program among all of its workers.
The category winners for the 2004 GUCA Hard Hat Safety Award are as follows:
• Less than 100,000 Man-Hours, Plant Contractor: Holt & Mahone Constructors Inc.
• More than 100,000 Man-Hours, Plant Contractor: Western Summit Constructors Inc.;
• Less than 100,000 Man-Hours, Pipeline Contractor: Turpin Inc.
• More than 100,000 Man-Hours, Pipeline Contractor: Brent Scarbrough & Company Inc.
“Category winners are chosen on a number of judging criteria including written safety program, number of employees who have received OSHA training, such as Competent Person Excavation, Confined Space Entry, and First Aid/Blood Borne Pathogen Training,” noted Scott Brumbelow, GUCA assistant executive director.