Graycor Southern Inc. today announced it has received a National Safety Excellence Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), which will be presented at the 30th annual Excellence in Construction® Award during ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Aug. 18.
“Jobsite safety is far more about establishing a proactive and engaged culture than it is about industry rules and regulations, said Shawn Buchanan, Vice President and General Manager, Graycor Southern. “Being recognized for our safety performance is tribute to our employees that put safety as the highest priority on our jobsites.”
The 2019 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold status in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System in 2019. During the selection process, contractors were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations, and video interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Safety and Health Committee.
“Associated Builders and Contractors is proud to recognize Graycor Southern for consistently raising the standards of safety in the construction industry,” said 2020 ABC National Chair Tim Keating, owner and president of R.C. Stevens Construction Co., Winter Garden, Florida. “Their dedication to world-class safety performance and commitment to total human health is the gold standard of the merit shop construction industry.”
Buchanan added, “Our industry workforce hail from diverse backgrounds with numerous prior work experiences, and begin each new project with varying degrees of personal safety engagement. A consistent, leader-driven safety program provides best opportunity to “level the playing field” regarding safety culture, expectations, knowledge, engagement, and accountability.”
The National Safety Excellence Awards are presented in three major North American Industry Classification System code categories: NAICS 236 – Construction of Buildings; NAICS 237 – Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction; and NAICS 238 – Specialty Trade Contractors.
STEP, the standard for developing world-class safety management systems in construction, is designed to help both large and small contractors evaluate every aspect of their corporate safety and health programs and identify opportunities for improvement. According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, the average STEP Diamond company is more than eight times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ average for the entire industry based on their total recordable incident rate.
CNA is the presenting sponsor of the National Safety Excellence Awards.
See a complete list of winners on ABC’s website.