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Safety Excellence Awards Presented

Kansas City, MO – Contractor members of The Builders' Association were honored for their commitment to making the construction workplace safer for all employees at The Builders' Association Safety Excellence Awards Program in late October. The program was sponsored by The Builders' Association, Missouri Division of Labor Standards, Kansas Department of Labor, and OSHA Kansas City area o...

December 08, 2008

Kansas City, MO – Contractor members of The Builders' Association were honored for their commitment to making the construction workplace safer for all employees at The Builders' Association Safety Excellence Awards Program in late October. The program was sponsored by The Builders' Association, Missouri Division of Labor Standards, Kansas Department of Labor, and OSHA Kansas City area office.

Jim Garner, secretary, Kansas Department of Labor, stated, “We are proud to be a partner in this safety awards program with The Builders' Association, the state of Missouri and OSHA. Safety pays. It reduces the number of people injured, reduces workers' compensation costs, and increases productivity. Safety excellence takes the commitment of management and the involvement of workers who are part of a culture of safety.”

Charles Adkins, CIH, OSHA regional administrator, Region VII, congratulated the honorees and commented, “I encourage everyone to work with their neighbors and their competitors to promote safety and health in the workplace. We want everyone to come to work tomorrow the same way they came today.”

JE Dunn Construction Co. received the Grand Award for all divisions. Charles Paulson, CSP, safety director, Midwest Mechanical Contractors Inc., was named the Safety Professional of the Year.

Winners in the General Contractor Division included JE Dunn Construction Co. – 1st place, over 1 million work hours; Clarkson Construction Co. – 1st place, 700,001 to 1 million work hours; Walton Construction Co., LLC – 2nd place, 700,001 to 1 million work hours; River City Construction, LLC – 3rd place – 700,001 to 1 million work hours; Turner Construction Co. – 1st place, 100,001 to 300,000 work hours; Taylor Kelly, LLC – 2nd place, 100,001 to 300,000 work hours; SIRCAL Contracting Inc. – 3rd place, 100,001 to 300,000 work hours; The Weitz Co. – 1st place, under 100,000 work hours; Coleman Industrial Construction Inc. – 2nd place, under 100,000 work hours; and Professional Contractors & Engineers Inc. – 3rd place, under 100,000 work hours.

Winners in the Subcontractor Division included P1 Group Inc. – 1st place, over 1 million work hours; Faith Technologies Inc. – 1st place, 300,001 to 700,000 work hours; Midwest Mechanical Contractors Inc. – 2nd place, 300,001 to 700,000 work hours; The Fagan Co. – 1st place, 100,001 to 300,000 work hours; Design Mechanical Inc. – 2nd place, 100,001 to 300,000 work hours; Performance Contracting Inc. – 3rd place, 100,001 to 300,000 work hours; W.C. Wiedenmann & Son Inc. – 1st place, under 100,000 work hours; Lexington Plumbing & Heating Co. Inc. – 2nd place, under 100,000 work hours; and Desco Coatings Inc. – 3rd place, under 100,000 work hours.

JE Dunn Logistics Inc. took first place in the Material Dealers/Suppliers Division for 100,001 to 300,000 work hours.

The Safety Excellence Awards program was held in the Hutton Conference Center at the association's Education & Training Center in North Kansas City, MO. Judges included Mark Banden, compliance assistance specialist, Kansas City area office, OSHA; Pat Flynn, EDS, professor, technology management, Pittsburg State University; Herb Holmberg, senior safety consultant, Kansas Department of Labor; Daniel Stark, CIH, assistant director, Division of Labor Standards, Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations; and Lawrence L. Wilkes, profession, safety sciences, University of Central Missouri.

The Builders' Association delivers safety training to over 4,500 employees annually. The association has over 1,000 general contractor, subcontractor and supplier/service provider members in the commercial industrial and municipal utility construction industry employing over 35,000 people.

Office locations include its Education & Training Center (a 100,000-square-foot apprenticeship and management training center in North Kansas City); an administrative office and plan room in Kansas City; and offices, plan rooms and training facilities in Columbia, Jefferson City and Springfield, MO.

Michael J. Hayes is 2008 chairman of The Builders' Association; Don Greenwell is president; and Phil Shoemaker is the safety and health services director.

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