The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) announced the 2016 Safety Achievement Award recipients at CFA Convention 2016 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Saturday, July 23, 2016.
The Safety Achievement Awards program seeks to recognize the commitment to safety and risk management among the hundreds of professional cast-in-place contractors found in CFA membership. “Safety remains a top priority in our industry,” says Jim Baty, executive director of the CFA. “This program challenges contractors to demonstrate leadership by documenting their job-site and company-wide safety efforts. Recognizing safety achievements plays a vital role as the industry strives to demonstrate and promote the importance of job-site safety.”
The CFA Safety Achievement Award program recognizes three defined contractor categories; that of Residential Foundation Contractor, All Concrete Contractor and Turn Key Contractor. In each category, company size is considered with sub-categories for total work hours of under 100,000, 100,000 to 250,000 and over 250,000 work hours. Companies are recognized with awards for Best Overall Safety Achievement, Most Improved Safety Achievement, Zero Lost Time Accident.
Awarded in the category for Best Overall Safety Achievement for 2015 were Custom Concrete Company, Inc. (All Concrete Contractor greater than 250,000 work hours), Stephens & Smith Construction Co., Inc., (Turn Key Contractor greater than 250,000 work hours), The Bartley Corp. (All Concrete Contractor 100,000 to 250,000 work hours), Walrite, LLC. (Residential Foundation Contractor less than 100,000 work hours), Solid Concrete Walls, Inc. (Residential Foundation Contractor 100,000 to 250,000 work hours), and Michel Concrete Construction (All Concrete Contractor less than 100,000 work hours).
The recognition for Most Improved Safety was awarded to Stephens & Smith Construction Co., Inc., and Zero Lost Time Accident Awards went to Walrite, LLC and Michel Concrete Construction, Inc.
Along with these major awards given at the 2016 CFA Awards Gala, Executive Director Baty also recognized 2016 Project of the Year Awards and the 2016 Professional Achievement Awards.