October 23, 2023 – Concrete contractors with exemplary safety records for 2022 were recognized by the Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, Mo., at the association’s Twenty-second Annual Conference on September 27th in Grand Rapids, MI.
W. Burr Bennett Awards for Safety Excellence were given to specialty contractor Trademark Concrete Systems, Camarillo, CA and general contractor Alberici Constructors, Inc., St. Louis, MO. These awards are presented to contractors that place the highest priority on safety. Entries are judged on three years of safety performance indicators; values and trends; a self-assessment checklist of company safety practices; and detailed descriptions of safety plans and culture.
Additional awards, based on the incident rate for 2022, were presented to general and specialty contractors in four categories. Forty contractors received awards for zero lost time due to accidents, and twenty-six contractors were recognized for having lowered their incident rate from the previous year. Fifty-seven contractors received certificates for achieving an incident rate below the national average.
General contractors receiving the Outstanding Safety Achievement Award for the lowest incident rate were Alberici Constructors, Inc., St. Louis, MO (over 650,000 work hours); Califoirnia Engineering Contractors, Pleasanton, CA (92,000 – 649,000 work hours) and Schiralli Construction Corporation, Wilson, OK (under 160,000 work hours).
Specialty contractors receiving the Outstanding Safety Achievement Award were TAS Commercial Concrete Construction, Houston, TX (over 500,000 work hours); Trademark Concrete, Camarillo, CA (99,999 – 499,999 work hours); and Poppoff, Inc., Moxee, WA (under 99,999 work hours).
Three companies were recognized for outstanding fleet safety records: Industrial Caulk and Seal, Delta, PA 599,999 miles or less with zero accidents; MK Construction Frederick, MD, 600,000 to 1,299,999 miles with zero accidents; and William Winkler Company, Newman Lake, WA, 1,300,000 miles or more with zero accidents.
The ASCC Safety & Risk Management Council educates contractors on all aspects of safety relating to concrete contracting and insurance matters. The Council also provides oversight on safety publications and events.
The Safety and Risk Management Council (SRMC) is a specialty council dedicated to making ASCC contractors the safest in the industry. The Council board consists of safety and insurance professionals from all aspects of the concrete contracting industry. Council activities include publication development, review, and monitoring of ASCC events and materials for safety compliance, member education, a safety awards program, and a safety/insurance hotline.
The American Society of Concrete Contractors is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete, and to providing them a unified voice in the construction industry. Members include concrete contracting firms, manufacturers, suppliers, and others interested in the concrete industry such as architects, specifiers, and distributors. There are approximately 720 member companies in the United States and thirteen foreign countries. For more information, visit www.ascconline.org or call the ASCC office at (866) 788-2722.