ORLANDO, Florida, March 17—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced the 49 winning contractors of the 2022 National Safety Excellence Awards for their remarkable achievements in leadership, safety and innovation. The awards were presented at the 33rd annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC Convention 2023 in Orlando, Florida, on March 16.
“World-class safety and total human health are essential pillars of the culture of ABC member companies—and those priorities are exemplified by these 49 contractors,” said 2023 National Chair of the ABC Board of Directors Milton Graugnard, executive vice president, Cajun Industries LLC, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “Simply put: These contractors prioritize taking care of their employees, their greatest asset. Among the NSEA winners are several ABC Top Performers, leading contractor members ranked by work hours, demonstrating the positive impact of implementing strong safety programs.”
The 2022 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum or Gold status in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System in 2022, reflective of their 2021 safety performance data. During the selection process, contractors were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations and interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Health and Safety Committee.
The National Safety Excellence Awards are presented in three major North American Industry Classification System code categories: NAICS 236—Construction of Buildings; NAICS 237—Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction; and NAICS 238—Specialty Trade Contractors.
The STEP Safety Management System, the standard for developing world-class safety management systems in construction, is designed to help both large and small contractors evaluate every aspect of their corporate safety and health programs and identify opportunities for improvement.
CNA, one of ABC’s eight strategic partners, is the presenting sponsor of the National Safety Excellence Awards.
See a complete list of winners on ABC’s website.