DENVER — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. — the oldest privately held national construction company in the country — was recently recognized for their participation in the Construction Health and Safety Excellence ( CHASE) Program at the Associated General Contractors of Colorado’s 2018 Safety and Environmental Awards. McCarthy was officially accepted into the program in October 2017 at the BLUE level, which is the top level recognizing companies with outstanding achievements in worksite safety.
“Safety is our highest priority and the most important thing we do,” said Mark Henderson, safety coordinator for McCarthy’s Colorado operations. “We are constantly pushing to improve our safety performance, and the CHASE BLUE recognition will directly support business results for our clients and raise the bar for our trade partners.”
Established in 2003, the CHASE Program is a partnership between the AGC of Colorado and Colorado’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The program provides incentives to contractors who provide a safe and healthful work environment. Participation in the CHASE Program is a reward to contractors for their dedication to safe working practices on jobsites and for providing safety and health training to their employees.
“I was very impressed with the McCarthy job site and the project team that I visited during my verification walk for the CHASE Program,” said Bradley J. Gassman, safety & environmental director for AGC Colorado. “It is evident that they have more than just a safety and health program in place, but also a safety and health culture that is instilled in all employees. We are proud to have McCarthy Building Companies join the CHASE Program at the BLUE Level and look forward to working with them for years to come.”
The CHASE Program can result in a reduction of employee injuries, illnesses, deaths, equipment damage, workers’ compensation and insurance costs, down times and monetary penalties in the construction industry throughout Colorado.
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