ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter Holds Safety Conference & Awards Luncheon to Educate and Celebrate Members’ Commitment to Safety
Denver, CO – The Associated Builders and Contractors Rocky Mountain Chapter (ABCRMC) hosted a Safety Conference & Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Sheraton Denver West to educate members and recognize those who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to safety. The event celebrated collective efforts towards safety and education in the construction industry.
A Safety Showcase Expo was open throughout the day; Barrett Business Services, Inc (BBSI), Colorado Safety Supply Company, Preferred Safety Products, Inc. and SFI Compliance hosted booths at the venue to demonstrate their innovative safety practices to the attendees.
The day opened with a breakfast featuring Colorado Safety Supply Company’s Kathy Freeman. Through the theme of “Be Here Now” she shared her inspiring story of how she defeated the odds of a challenging childhood and developed a passion for touching lives through the construction safety industry.
Following the breakfast, attendees moved into one of two educational sessions. Dr. Anamaria Popescu, Director at Berkeley Research Group, presented on dispute resolution in a session titled “The Best Defense is a Good Offense: Keys to Effective Risk Mitigation and Dispute Resolution.” Simultaneously, a panel discussion on “Fire Awareness, Prevention and Crisis Management for Jobsites” was led by Dan Johnson with SFI Compliance, Dana Foley with SWRO Nationwide Insurance, and Bruce Kral with West Metro Fire.
After completing the educational sessions, attendees moved into an awards luncheon to recognize workforce development efforts and the ABCRMC members’ commitment to safety. The safety awards were presented to member individuals and companies who showed exceptional safety efforts in their categories. Luncheon keynote speaker Sam Walker, Executive Director of the CO Department of Labor and Employment, spoke to the group about their role in Colorado’s recent growth and how “[ABC members] reflect the principle of care.”
BOB PIPER CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
To promote continuing education in the construction field, ABCRMC presented the following four high school students with the Bob Piper Construction Education Scholarship:
Tony Dietrich Safety Professional of the Year
Joe Muzy, Safety Specialist
Encore Electric, Inc.
Outstanding Field Professional of the Year
Luke Godwin, Superintendent
FCI Constructors, Inc.
Most Improved Safety Program
Outstanding Safety Program – General Contractors
Under 150,000 Man-Hours – White Construction Group
150,000 – 350,000 Man-Hours – Milender White
350,000 – 750,000 Man-Hours – Adolfson & Peterson Construction
1 million – 3 million Man-Hours – TIC–The Industrial Company
Over 3 million Man-Hours – Hensel Phelps
Outstanding Safety Programs – Subcontractors
Under 150,000 Man-Hours (tie) – EC Electric, Inc. and Kuck Mechanical Contractors
150,000 – 250,000 Man-Hours – Merit Electric, Inc.
250,000 – 500,000 Man-Hours – Phase 2 Company
500,000 – 1 million Man-Hours – Douglass Colony Group
Over 1 million Man-Hours (tie) – MTech Mechanical and RK Mechanical, Inc.
Outstanding Safety Record – General Contractors
Under 50 Employees – White Construction Group
50 – 99 Employees – dcb Construction Company, Inc.
100 – 199 Employees – Milender White
200 – 499 Employees – FCI Constructors, Inc.
500 – 999 Employees – TIC–The Industrial Company
Over 1,000 Employees – Hensel Phelps
Outstanding Safety Record – Subcontractors
Under 50 Employees – EC Electric, Inc.
50 – 99 Employees – LEI Companies, Inc.
100 – 199 Employees – Piper Electric Co., Inc.
200 – 499 Employees – Heating & Plumbing Engineers, Inc.
500 – 999 Employees – LPR Construction Co.
Over 1,000 Employees – Gaylor Electric
SAFETY TRAINING AND EVALUATION PROCESS (STEP) AWARDS
At the awards luncheon, ABCRMC presented 48 member companies with STEP awards for meeting specified standards in various areas of construction safety. STEP awards are granted by ABC National based on applications, and they are given at five different levels: bronze, silver, gold, platinum, and diamond. These categories are based on each company’s safety program performance in twenty key components; the qualifications combine OSHA required safety data with self-assessment requirements to give a comprehensive view of the company’s safety program.
To qualify for the prestigious Diamond Level STEP award, candidates must meet ALL of these requirements:
Diamond Level STEP Winners
Gaylor Electric Inc.
Heating & Plumbing Engineers, Inc.
Interstate Electrical Contractors, Inc.
TIC-The Industrial Company
Platinum Level STEP Winners
Copper Spring Solutions LLC
EC Electric, Inc.
Encore Electric, Inc.
FCI Constructors, Inc.
Kuck Mechanical Contractors
LPR Construction Co.
Mays Concrete, Inc.
McClone Construction Co.
Midlands Mechanical, Inc.
Piper Electric Co., Inc.
RK Mechanical, Inc.
Sun Construction and Facility Services Inc.
Gold Level STEP Winners
Alliance Construction Solutions
dcb Construction Company, Inc.
Douglass Colony Group
Fiore & Sons, Inc.
LEI Companies, Inc.
Parkway Electric & Communications, LLC
Power Design, Inc.
Spacecon Specialty Contractors, LLC
Turner Construction Company
White Construction Group
Silver Level STEP Winners
ADK Electric Corp.
Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Clem N Sons Concrete
Diamond Drilling & Sawing Co., Inc.
Duro Electric Company
Greiner Electric LLC
Merit Electric, Inc.
Phase 2 Company
Luncheon Presenting Sponsor – Encore Electric, Inc.
Award Sponsor – Kuck Mechanical Contractors
Professional Award Sponsors – Blueprint Skilled Services and Flood and Peterson
Seminar Session Sponsor – Heating & Plumbing Engineers, Inc.
Coffee Sponsor – Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP
Breakfast Sponsors – Duro Electric Company, Matsuo Engineering, LLC, Mortenson Construction and Spacecon Specialty Contractors, LLC
Coat Check Sponsor – Construction Core Competency
Media Sponsor – Colorado Real Estate Journal