18th Annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards

AGC of America announces its Eighteenth Annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards sponsored by Willis Towers Watson.  Please visit www.agc.org/CSEA to access application and application instructions.

The deadline for submitting entries to AGC is Monday, December 19, 2016.

Background:

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) program is the industry’s elite safety excellence awards program.  AGC’s CSEA program recognizes companies that have developed and implemented premier safety and loss prevention programs. The program also showcases companies that have achieved continuous improvements and maintenance of their safety and health management systems.  All AGC Chapters are encouraged to submit nominations for each division and occupational category. 

CSEA recognizes those construction companies that excel at safety and health performance, examining each candidate’s commitment to safety and occupational health management and risk control.  AGC’s CSEA selection process is comprehensive and includes: the review of a company’s commitment to management, active employee participation, safety training, work site hazard identification and control, and safety program innovation.

Introduction:

The CSEA recognizes those construction companies who excel at safety and health performance. This program closely examines each candidate’s commitment to safety and occupational health management and risk control.  AGC’s CSEA selection process is considerably comprehensive. Judges will look for evidence of company management commitment, active employee participation, safety training, work site hazard identification and control, and safety program innovation.

Participants will be required to complete the application forms.  Chapters will select finalists in each category (if applicable) and submit those recommendations to AGC.  Members of the AGC Safety & Health Committee will review submittals during the January 2017 AGC Safety and Health Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  The finalists in each category will compete during the AGC Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV.  Finalists will have an opportunity to give an oral presentation in front of a panel of judges.  If applicable, the first, second and third place awards will be determined after oral presentations.  The award winners will be presented at the Willis Towers Watson Safety Awards Breakfast.

Award Categories:

First, Second and Third place Division Awards:  Applicants will be competing in each of the following divisions: Building (GC Only), Highway, Federal and Heavy, Utility Infrastructure, Specialty Contractor, Vendor and Supplier, Construction Insurance Carrier, and Construction Management.

Grand Award: The Grand Award recipient will be selected from the First place award winners represented in each division and category.  This award is granted to the “Best of the Best” for the Construction Safety Excellence Awards program.

How to Enter:

Please contact your local AGC Chapter, or visit www.agc.org/CSEA, for the application form, instructions and contact list (a list of Chapters is also available on AGC’s Web site at www.agc.org). AGC members are encouraged to submit a completed application directly to AGC of America or to their local Chapter (if this is the Chapter’s established process).   

  • Contractor members of AGC of America may apply in only one division and category, please refer to Section 2, for the complete list of categories.
  • The application is a step-by-step qualification process.  All sections of the application must be completed in full to qualify. 
  • Each Applicant or Chapter must submit their form to AGC no later than 5 p.m. EST, Monday, December 19, 2016.
  • A non-refundable $250.00 entry fee payable to AGC of America must accompany the completed application during submission to AGC.

Chapter Nominations & Responsibilities:

If a Chapter’s award application submission process requires applicants to submit through their office, AGC recommends that Chapters use a process similar to the selection procedures used by AGC of America, including the following:

  • Use the same application form;
  • Give both written submittals and live interview presentations;
  • Engage an independent panel of judges to select candidates for nomination. 

Chapters are recommended to review all applications for content and verification.

AGC Chapters must forward the completed/reviewed applications to:

AGC of America

2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300

Arlington, VA 22201

Attn: Safety & Health Services

Please note: Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. EST on Monday, December 19, 2016.

  • A nomination letter (if applicable), identifying your Chapter’s nominations for CSEA;
  • $250.00 entry fee per entry; and
  • Two copies of the completed application forms from the selected nominees

Selection of Finalists:

There are four parts to the award selection process:

  • The Quantitative Measures;
  • The Qualitative essays;
  • The Program Evaluation Checklist; and 
  • Finalist Presentations – Finalists will Present to a Panel of Judges at AGC’s Annual Convention 

The awards program is based around three distinct themes:

  1. direct evidence of upper management/owner commitment,
  2. worker training, and
  3. Active participation throughout the company. 

Lost time injury rates and recordable injury rates are important, but the rates will not be the only metric used to determine the winners.

During the January 2017 AGC Safety & Health Conference the preliminary judges will review all of the nominees’ written applications. This initial judging process will select the finalists for the CSEA. 

AGC will then invite the finalists to make an oral presentation, not to exceed five (5) minutes, to a panel of independent judges during the CSEA Final Judging at the AGC Annual Convention in March 2017.  The judges will make the final selections, based on the written submissions and the oral presentations. The Grand Award and the First, Second and Third place award winners (if applicable) will be presented in each category during the Willis Towers Watson Safety Awards Breakfast at AGC’s Annual Convention.  

Other Instructions:

  • Do not staple or bind the application pages.  The materials must be unbound for copying and distribution to the judging panelists.
  • Do not send copies of your company safety manual, policies, employee handouts, sample checklists, training records, safety training videos, or any other safety-related record or form with your application.  Submittal of this material may result in a reduction in points.
  • Do not send copies of your OSHA 300A Summary Logs or MSHA logs.  The summary total information will be requested on the Application, Section 3. Submittal of this material may result in  a reduction of points.
  • Do not send advertising literature, flyers, company profile sheets, etc. Submittal of this material may result in a reduction of points.

Schedule & Deadlines:

Contact Chapter          Please contact your Chapter for information on their CSEA process.

December 19, 2016    Applications submitted to AGC of America.

January 23-24, 2017   AGC Safety and Health Committee initial judging and review of applications followed by the selection of award finalists.

January 2017              AGC will notify the finalists in each category.

March 4 – 7, 2017      Finalists presentations and interviews with the independent judging panel

at the AGC of America Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV.

March 8, 2017            Awards ceremony presentation at the Willis Towers Watson Safety Awards Breakfast at the AGC of America Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV.

 

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