Event Round-Up: AGC of Colorado Safety Awards
By: Julie Wanzer, LEED AP
Denver, CO – In light of Construction Safety Week, which took place this year May 2 – 6, 2016, the Associated General Contractors of Colorado (AGC/C) honored their members’ Safety Awards ceremony on May 18, 2016 at the Lakewood Country Club. Approximately 220 people filled the large banquet room to see who would take home this year’s safety awards.
Howard Mavity, a partner with Fisher & Phillips, LLP, in the Atlanta office, was the featured guest speaker. He founded and co-chairs the firm’s Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group and has been involved with AGC of America for over 20 years. His presentation was entitled, “OSHA Changes Demand Strong Executive Leadership – Safety and Legal Update.”
AGC/C recognized members for safety in the following categories:
Colorado Stormwater Excellence Program (CSEP)
A public/private partnership program with the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, Water Quality Division, Stormwater Risk Management, Inc., and the AGC of Colorado.
Colorado Safety Excellence Award (CSEA)
The Construction Safety Excellence Award (CSEA) recognizes the general and specialty contractors who participated in the 17th annual AGC of America Construction Safety Excellence Awards Program. To qualify, companies had to achieve zero work site fatalities, zero multi-catastrophic injuries and prepare a written nomination package where they presented their safety training program, active employee involvement, evidence of management commitment and safety innovation.
AGC/C Pinnacol Assurance Worker’s Compensation Insurance Group Dividend Plan
AGC/C and Pinnacol have offered this program to its members for 15 years to provide a viable alternative to the rising costs of providing workers compensation insurance for their employees.
National AGC Safety Award (NASA)
This program offers AGC members with field exposure an opportunity to compare their safety records with companies that perform similar construction activities and are of similar size with equivalent total hours worked.
Construction Health and Safety Excellence (CHASE)
The CHASE program allows certain incentives to be granted to participating contractors (in good standing) by OSHA in exchange for commitments by those contractors to follow certain prescribed requirements and procedures in their company safety and health programs.
Rick Reubelt, Haselden Construction, LLC, Safety Director and AGC of America, Safety & Health Committee Chairman also received special recognition during the program.
Photos courtesy of Julie Wanzer, Business Rewritten; Ely Hemnes, The Unfound Door
Presentation slides made available from AGC of Colorado