2020 HARRY ECKSTEIN SAFETY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD
Art Mendoza, STS, CHST, Nova Group, Inc.
Art Mendoza, STS, CHST, Site Safety & Health Officer, has been a tremendous asset to Nova Group, Inc. and every project team that he’s had the opportunity to support. After suffering a serious injury as a concrete finisher and laborer ten years into his career, Art made the transition to becoming a safety professional. Since then, Art has spent the last 20 years as a safety professional, where he has been involved with frontline leadership for the success of numerous complicated projects. Leveraging his years of field experience, Art has helped bridge safety cultures from multiple companies on complex joint ventures, earning multiple NAVFAC Star Awards, including on the Defense Fuel Storage Facilities at Naval Base Point Loma, CA. He has decreased Nova Group,Inc.’s Total Recordable Case Rate during major increases in total man ours at the company, reported zero lost-time accidents on the last several projects he supported and has led projects that have earned multiple safety awards. In short, Art has become one of the most well-liked, highly respected, and trusted safety professionals in the industry