ST. LOUIS, MO – September 27-- The Safety and Risk Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, is pleased to announce that D. Thomas Ruttura, owner, Ruttura & Sons Construction Co., Inc., West Babylon, NY, received the ASCC Member Owner/Executive Safety Award for 2021, presented September 23 at the association’s Annual Conference. The award recognizes one owner/executive of a contractor member company who displays a clear focus and passion for safety and provides leadership that creates a best-in-class safety culture.
In their nomination, Ruttura’s employees noted: “The best example of Tommy’s commitment to safety was his tremendous foresight to make the incredibly hard choice to shut down the entire company in light of the onslaught of COVID-19. While others were deciding what was best for their companies financially, Tommy did what was best for his employees – to be home with their families where they’d be safe from infection.”
And it should be noted that he paid his people to stay home. The judges said they had “a ton of respect” for that decision, calling it “Big Deal Leadership.”
The president of a Long Island Contracting company said, “When it comes to safety, leave it to Ruttura & Sons unyielding, award-winning safety program. They constantly hold Hazwoper, OSHA, silica and countless other seminars to keep employees up to date with the best and most current safety procedures.”
Ruttura & Sons EMR for 2020 was .77 with 321,267 field supervision and concrete work man-hours and 337,907 total man hours. They have zero recordables for the last three years requested on the entry form.