Rosendin Electric, San Jose, California, was honored for having the nation's best construction safety and wellness plan in 2017 by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Arlington, Virginia. The association, which oversees the Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards, an annual ranking of construction safety programs, noted that 57 other companies were also selected as winners for the quality of their safety programs.
"Getting projects completed on time and on budget may be important, but making sure every worker heads home safe and healthy every day is essential," Art Daniel, the association's past president and president of AR Daniel Construction, Inc., Cedar Hill, Texas, says. "These awards recognize firms that have found new and innovative ways to make their job sites as safe as possible."
Daniel said Rosendin Electric was selected as this year's grand-prize winner because of its exceptional leadership in safety. He noted that the company was dedicated to the development and implementation of premier safety and loss prevention programs. The company presented outstanding guidance in safety and occupation health management, risk control, safety training, work site hazard identification and control, and safety program innovation.
Daniel says that there are multiple winners because the awards are distributed for a number of categories, based on the size of the company, the amount of work performed and the type of work performed. The award winners were selected by a panel of five independent safety professionals within the government, corporate and insurance industries. Final judging for the awards program took place during the association's annual convention in New Orleans.
"Willis Towers Watson is proud to sponsor the AGC's Construction Safety Excellence Awards, a partnership that began over nineteen years ago," Mike Fredebeil, North American director of construction risk control for London-based Willis Towers Watson, says. "Congratulations to the grand award winner Rosendin Electric and all the finalist division winners for their willingness to go beyond merely meeting industry standards and for their commitment to innovative safety programs and quality risk management strategies.”
View the entire list of winners online.