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.
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.
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.
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).
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:
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.
Selection of Finalists:
There are four parts to the award selection process:
The awards program is based around three distinct themes:
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.
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.