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NAPA Announces Winners and Finalists for National Award for Safety Innovations

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced the winners and finalists in NAPA’s 2011 Asphalt Operations Safety Innovations Award. The companies were recognized at a special ceremony during the association’s 57th Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, Calif.

The award recognizes companies that develop innovative ideas or achieve practical outcomes leading to improved worker safety in a roadway, plant site, or quarry environment, and whose safety practices are above and beyond normal safety practices.

The winners of the award were:

  • Tilcon New York Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Wharton, N.J., for its work with Fall Protection Systems Corporation in developing “The Possum,” a telescoping, portable, skid-mounted fall protection system.
  • Virginia Paving Co., a division of The Lane Construction Corp., of Stafford, Va., for the invention of a dump truck bed access rack that allows truck drivers to safely enter their dump truck beds for cleaning. 

Finalists for the award included:

  • IA Construction Corp. of Franklin, Pa., for a channelizer fork that can move a channelizer or asimilar traffic control device on and off the roadway, keeping workers farther away from traffic.
  • IA Construction Corp. of Franklin, Pa., for its crusher bar handler tool, which enables employees tolift, move and turn extremely heavy crusher bars with a loader instead of manually.
  • Payne and Dolan Inc. of Gladstone, Mich., for its cone and barrel mover, which attaches to the front of a paver and moves traffic control devices out of the paving area.
  • Payne and Dolan Inc. of Waukesha, Wis., for its employee-centered safety program that empowers employees to review accident trends, help solve safety concerns, and set safety goals for their peers.
  • Virginia Paving Co., a division of The Lane Construction Corp. of Alexandria, Va., for a portable lighted safety flagger station, which considerably increases flagger visibility during nighttime paving projects.

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