Transportation construction companies from Virginia, Missouri and Tennessee were recognized for their corporate worker safety programs during the 2014 American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) National Convention, held in September in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Winning firms were the top honorees of ARTBA’s Transportation Development Foundation’s (TDF) annual Contractor Safety Awards, a program developed to promote worker safety and health as core values of the transportation design and construction industry. Award winners demonstrated a low OSHA Recordable Rate as measured against benchmark metrics established by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Six finalists were selected based on their achievements as evidenced by recordable rates below the industry average and low workers’ compensation experience modifier rates. Representatives from each company were invited to make a presentation before a panel of industry professionals during the ARTBA Convention. Judges evaluated the entries based on corporate safety culture, operational safety plans and worker training programs.
Awards were presented in three categories, based on the number of employee hours worked during the previous year.
The winners are:
- 500,000 or fewer hours: Seaboard Foundations Inc., Blountville, Tenn.
- 500,001 to 1,000,000 hours: Herzog Contracting Corp., St. Joseph, Mo.
- More than 1 million hours: Fluor-Lane 95, Springfield, Va.