Ohio, Texas, and Utah Firms Receive ARTBA National Contractor Safety AwardsAbstract:
Transportation construction companies from three states were recognized for their outstanding employee safety programs during ARTBA’s national convention. The association’s annual Contractor Safety Awards were created to promote worker safety and health as core values of the transportation design and construction industry. The contractor finalists were competitively selected, based upon their accident and injury rates on work sites as reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as their Experience Modification Rates (EMRs) as determined by their insurance carriers. Winners were selected based on demonstration of key principles of safety excellence including management commitment, employee participation, incident investigation, auditing, planning, and risk assessment.