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Construction Safety Excellence Awards

Recognizing Safety Excellence

The annual AGC of California Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) was created to recognize construction companies who excel at safety performance and are committed to maintaining a safe working environment on their job sites.​

For questions about the AGC Construction Safety Excellence Awards Program, please contact Brian Mello mellob@agc-ca.org.

Main Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA)

Award Applications are now closed to AGC Members, stay tuned for more information in 2022.

The AGC of California Construction Safety Excellence Award recognizes contractors for their outstanding safety programs and are divided into three Divisions:

  • Building
  • Heavy/Civil/Highway
  • Specialty Contractor

​The AGC of California Safety Awards Committee will compile all hours worked for each division and utilize this data to establish categories on a sliding scale. Applicants will then be notified as to which category they will be competing in. Applicants will give a live zoom presentation to a panel of judges. (APPLY TODAY)

Specialized Safety Award Categories

Award Applications are now closed to AGC Members, stay tuned for more information in 2022.

In addition to the Main Construction Safety Excellence Award for a company’s overall safety performance, there are several Specialized Safety Award categories that showcase and highlight an individual’s or team’s contribution to safety in the Construction Industry. The Specialized Safety Award categories include:

  • Individual Safety Effort of a Project Superintendent
  • Safety on a High Hazard Project
  • Unique Safety Application
  • Harry Eckstein Safety Professional of the Year Award

Individual Safety Effort of a Project Superintendent

Award Applications are now closed to AGC Members, stay tuned for more information in 2022.

AGC of California would like to recognize the Superintendents whose job is not primarily safety related, but have displayed efforts in safety, improvement in safety performance, and involved others in their commitment to safety on the job in the state of California. (APPLY)

Safety on a High Hazard Project

Award Applications are now closed to AGC Members, stay tuned for more information in 2022.

AGC of California would like to recognize those projects that are considered High Hazard. For example, projects with a multi-story structure over 36 feet, where work occurs in engineered trenches, or where significant danger of serious injury or death can occur. (APPLY)

Unique Safety Application

AGC of California would like to recognize companies that have designed a unique or creative system or systems to address a safety hazard and/or provides employee safety in unusual situations. (APPLY)

Harry Eckstein 2020 Safety Professional of the Year Award

Award Applications are now closed to AGC Members, stay tuned for more information in 2022. The winner will be honored at the AGC of California CONSTRUCT Annual Conference in November 2021. 

​The safety profession is made up of men and women who have devoted their careers making our workplaces safer. Some safety professionals go far and above the call of duty in their devotion to preserving quality of life in the workforce. Many go far above and beyond the borders of their employer, distinguishing him or her by giving back to the industry. This very prestigious award exemplifies the most dedicated and innovative professionals and their active participation in the advancement of the safety management process both within their company and in the construction industry. This is an opportunity for the safety professional to be recognized by their company senior management in nomination and by their peers in achieving this award. Application fee of $50 must accompany the nomination. (APPLY)

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