At its annual general membership dinner meeting last month in Concord, the Construction Employers’ Association honored 15 building contractors who received the 2010 CEA President’s Safety Award.
Recipients of the award reported a total incident rate at least 50% below the industry average; a lost workday incident rate at least 50% below the industry average; an experience modification rate of less than or equal to .70; and were a recognized participant in a Cal/OSHA partnership program or otherwise demonstrated a comprehensive safety training program.
President’s Safety Awards were presented to the following firms by CEA President Pat Callahan of Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Co. and CEA Safety Committee Chairperson Dana Lahargoue of Roebbelen Contracting, Inc.: C. Overaa & Co., Richmond; Dome Construction Corp., San Francisco; DPR Construction, A General Partnership, Redwood City; F. Rodgers Corp., Livermore; Herrero Contractors, Inc., San Francisco; McCarthy Building Cos., Inc., San Francisco; Meade Construction Group, Inc., San Jose; Nibbi Bros. Associates, Inc., San Francisco; Oliver & Co., Inc., Richmond; Performance Contracting, Inc., Richmond; Performance Mechanical, Inc., Pittsburg; S. J. Amoroso Construction Co., Inc., Redwood Shores; Skanksa USA Building, Inc., Oakland; Swinerton Builders, San Francisco; and XL Construction Corp., Milpitas.
Dome Construction was the recipient of the CEA Most Improved Safety Program Award for 2010. Though Dome has had a strong safety program for many years, the company realized an even greater improvement as reflected by a 69% decrease in its incident rate, a 71% decrease in their lost workday incident rate, a 19% decrease in their experience modification rate, a negative experience modification rate trend, and a comprehensive training program.
Nick Cloud of McCarthy Building Cos. was awarded the 2010 CEA Leadership in Safety Award in recognition for his many contributions to work place safety.
Cloud has been the driving force behind safety at his company for over 13 years. He has worked tirelessly to create a culture that emphasizes prevention and training. Under his leadership, McCarthy’s Northern Pacific Division has achieved a record of over two years without a recordable injury and an unprecedented zero lost time record that is now approaching seven years. He was integral in McCarthy’s acceptance into and participation in the elite Cal/OSHA VPP Recognition Program. Cloud’s contributions to work place safety extend well beyond his company, as evidenced by the many letters of support from representatives across the construction community. In addition to performing his responsibilities as McCarthy’s Northern Pacific Division Safety Director, Cloud finds time to provide field experience in construction to Cal/OSHA personnel, mentor contractors who are seeking to achieve recognition through a Cal/OSHA partnership program, be an active safety council member with the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange and be instrumental in the Annual Statewide Safety Expo’s success for the past seven years. In addition, Cloud has been a guest presenter for the CEA Safety Forum Program.
CEA held a luncheon on Feb. 9 at the Contra Costa Country Club in Pleasant Hill where the following firms were presented with the 2010 CEA Excellence in Safety Award:
Acme Construction Co., Inc. of Modesto; Ad-In, Inc. of Fremont; Alten Construction, Inc. of Richmond; BNB NorCal of Redwood City; The Boldt Co. of Sacramento; C. Overaa & Co. of Richmond; Cahill Contractors, Inc. of San Francisco; Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd. of Oakland; Clark Construction Group – California, LP of Oakland; Clark Pacific of West Sacramento; Devcon Construction, Inc. of Milpitas; Dome Construction Corp. of San Francisco; DPR Construction, A General Partnership of Redwood City; F. Rodgers Corp. of Livermore; Gonsalves & Stronck Construction Co., Inc. of San Carlos; Hallmark Construction, Inc. of Santa Clara; Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Co. of San Francisco; Herrero Contractors, Inc. of San Francisco; Howard S. Wright Constructors, LP of Emeryville; Hunt Construction Group, Inc. of Phoenix; James E. Roberts-Obayashi Corp. of Danville; James R. Griffin, Inc. of Fremont; John Plane Construction, Inc. of Brisbane; Lathrop Construction Associates, Inc. of Benicia; McCarthy Building Cos., Inc. of San Francisco; McClone Construction Co. of Shingle Springs; Meade Construction Group, Inc. of San Jose; Nibbi Bros. Associates, Inc. of San Francisco; Oliver & Co., Inc. of Richmond; The PENTA Building Group of Las Vegas; Performance Contracting, Inc. of Richmond; Performance Mechanical, Inc. of Pittsburg; Plant Construction Co., L.P. of San Francisco; Roebbelen Contracting, Inc. of El Dorado Hills; Roof Structures, Inc. of Fremont; Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. of Redwood City; SC Builders, Inc. of Sunnyvale; S. J. Amoroso Construction Co., Inc. of Redwood Shores; Safway Services, LP of Gardena; San Jose Construction Co., Inc. of Santa Clara; Skanska USA Building, Inc. of Oakland; Swinerton Builders of San Francisco; TBI Construction & Construction Management of San Jose; Vance Brown, Inc. of Palo Alto; Webcor Builders of San Mateo; Wentz Group of Redwood Shores; and XL Construction Corp. of Milpitas.
CEA Excellence in Safety Award applications were evaluated on several criteria, including a total incident rate at least 25% below the industry average, a lost workday incident rate at least 25% below the industry average, an experience modification rate below 1.0, a flat or negative experience modification trend over the past four years and demonstration of an active safety training program.