December 18, 2018
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Maine firms receive National Safety Awards from AGC America

Community Author: Matt Marks
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Matt Marks | BDN
Matt Marks | BDN

26 Maine construction businesses recognized for safety program participation

The Associated General Contractors of Maine held its annual safety awards dinner recently at the Senator Inn in Augusta. Since 1926, The National AGC Safety Awards has been an ongoing effort to recognize achievements and provide a program that evaluates participant safety records. The NASA program compares a firm’s safety record with other AGC members across the nation according to the member’s size and construction type.

“Maine construction firms have performed well, earning several Chapter awards, and this year celebrating eleven national award winners and twenty-six companies progressing through the evolution process,” said Matt Marks, Chapter CEO.

Each participating firm receives a scorecard that provides a benchmark against similar firms throughout the United States. The AGC chapter safety awards are based on a weighted average of participation and the overall incident rate of the chapter’s general contractor members. Each chapter is divided into four divisions: less than 50 general contractor members, 50-100 general contractor members, 100-200 general contractor members, and over 200 general contractor members. Safety awards are given to members who have an incident rate 25% below each division’s average and members who have a zero incident rate in the following divisions: Building, Highway, Heavy/Industrial, Municipal/Utilities and Associate/Specialty. This process is an additional tool for safety improvements. This year the following firms received national awards:

AGC America Awards

Cianbro — Federal & Heavy

Dirigo Slipform — Highway

ETTI — Utility Infrastructure

Gorham Sand & Gravel — Highway

HE Callahan Construction — Building

Landry/French Construction — Building

Pratt & Sons, Inc. — Highway

Reed & Reed Inc. — Federal & Heavy

Sargent Corporation — Federal & Heavy

Sargent Corporation, Fabrication Shop — Associate/Specialty

Shaw Brothers Construction — Highway

The Penobscot Company — Building

The AGC contractor members must have participated in the National AGC Safety Awards Program for three consecutive years to be eligible for an award. The following firms are working toward eligibility:

3 Year Participation Awards

CCB, Inc. — Building

CPM Constructors — Highway

Main Line Fence Co., Inc. — Highway

R.J. Grondin & Sons — Highway

Soderberg Construction — Highway

Wyman & Simpson Inc. — Federal & Heavy

2 Year Participation Awards

ES Boulos — Associate/Specialty

1 Year Participation Awards

CA Newcomb & Sons — Highway

Great Falls Construction — Building

Knowles Industrial Services Corp — Associate/Specialty

Knowles Industrial Services Corp — Federal & Heavy

Langford & Low, Inc. — Building

Maine Drilling & Blasting — Associate/Specialty

N.S. Giles Foundations, Inc. — Building

Scott Construction Corporation — Federal & Heavy

AGC Maine continues to make safety education a priority. Last year the Chapter trained more than 800 construction workers. Recently they have focused on work zone safety awareness by advocating for public awareness and the use of tools to reduce incidents by drivers.

“Celebrating the individual efforts of Maine firms is part of the process to elevate safety in the workplace, we are working expand this program to more firms. Safety requires continuous improvement in many areas of our industry, and tonight’s recognition is about the collective efforts of owners and employees who exceeded the records of their peers” said Marks.