AGC of California 2011 Safety Awards of Excellence
The AGC of California honored approximately 28 companies and individuals for their commitment to safety, handing out a variety of awards during the 24th Annual Safety Awards of Excellence luncheon in Indian Wells on October 28, 2011. More than 100 company executives, safety professionals and AGC members gathered for the prestigious Safety Awards luncheon and presentations.
The program recognizes contractors and their commitment to safe work practices through management commitment and employee involvement.
The awards were given in various occupational categories, including Building, Heavy/Civil/Highway and Specialty, and were organized by the number of work hours. AGC also named several special category awards, including naming Gena Roberts, Swinerton Builders, as the Harry Eckstein Safety Professional of the Year Award winner.
David Graham, former Director of Safety and Health for Hensel Phelps Construction Co.’s Pacific Division, served as keynote speaker for the AGC Safety Awards of Excellence luncheon. Graham discussed his personal and professional history with safety including more than 20 years in which his career was focused on helping shape and improve occupational safety and health through the philosophy that “safety is a team effort” that takes commitment from all levels at a company. Additional speakers and awards presenters included AGC of California President Gerry DiIoli, Herzog Contracting Corp.; 2011 Chair of the Safety & Health Council Cory Bykoski, KDC Systems, an EMCOR Company, who also served as Master of Ceremonies; presenter Doug Hirsch, SeaBright Insurance Company; Jerry Shupe, Hensel Phelps Construction Company; and Larry Johnson, Clark Construction Group – California LP.
2011 AGC Safety Award Winners
During the AGC of California Safety Awards luncheon, several individuals and companies received special Safety Awards of Excellence for 2010, including the following:
- Harry Eckstein Safety Professional of the Year Award – Gena Roberts, Swinerton Builders.
- Safety on a High Hazard project – R & L Brosamer, Inc., for the Doyle Drive Battery Tunnel Project.
- Individual Safety Effort of a Superintendent – Dan Sherlock with Flatiron West, Inc.
- Vicki Schlechter Associate of the Year Award – Marjorie Boone, owner of ehs International
- Unique Safety Application of the Year – Shimmick Construction Company, Inc. for the Dumbarton Bridge Seismic Retrofit Project.
Winners and runners up in the company worker hours categories were selected in up to four categories and three occupational divisions for 2010, as outlined below.
AGC of California’s First Place Safety Awards of Excellence winners include:
Second Place Safety Awards of Excellence winners include:
- Building Division Under 200,000 worker hours – Unger Construction Co.
- Heavy/Civil/Highway Division Under 200,000 worker hours – Reyes Construction, Inc.
- Building Division 200,001-500,000 worker hours – Blach Construction Company
- Heavy/Civil/Highway Division 200,001-500,000 worker hours – Syblon Reid
- Specialty Division Under 500,000 worker hours – B. T. Mancini Company, Inc. and Underground Construction Company, Inc. tied for first place in this category
- Building Division 500,001-1 million worker hours – Clark Construction Group – California LP
- Heavy/Civil/Highway Division 500,000-1 million worker hours – Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.
- Specialty Division 500,001 – 1 million worker hours – Dynalectric – an EMCOR Company
- Heavy/Civil/Highway Division Over 1 million work hours – Flatiron West, Inc.
- Building Division Over 1 million worker hours – Swinerton Builders
- Specialty Contractor Over 1 million work hours – Cupertino Electric, Inc.
Third place Safety Awards of Excellence winners include:
- Building Division Under 200,000 worker hours – Panattoni Construction, Inc.
- Heavy/Civil/Highway Division Under 200,000 worker hours – American Paving Company
- Building Division 500,001-1 million worker hours – HMH Builders, Inc.
- Heavy/Civil/Highway Division 200,001-500,000 worker hours – Shimmick Construction Company, Inc. / Obayashi Corporation JV
- Specialty Division 500,001-1 million worker hours – Marina Landscape
- Building Division Over 1 million worker hours – Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
- Heavy/Civil/Highway Division Over 1 Million worker hours – Granite Construction Company
- Specialty Division Over 1 million worker hours – Rosendin Electric, Inc.
- Heavy/Civil/Highway Division 200,001-500,000 worker hours – R & L Brosamer, Inc.
- Heavy/Civil/Highway Division Under 200,000 worker hours – CDM Constructors, Inc.
- Specialty Division Under 500,000 worker hours – University Marelich Mechanical, Inc. – An EMCOR Company
This year’s AGC of California Safety Awards of Excellence featured a dynamic new live judging process to determine the final ranking of finalists. The new format brought together leaders from more than 20 AGC member companies, all of whom represent the gold standard of California’s construction industry, to showcase their unique safety programs to a team of 14 leading external industry judges representing all areas of expertise in safety. All finalists in state competition are also eligible to compete in AGC of America’s national Safety Awards competition in 2012.
For more information on AGC of California’s annual safety awards program or other AGC safety services, contact Kate Smiley, Director of Safety, Health & Regulatory Services, at (916) 371-2422.