GBI received first place at the AGC’s annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) in New Orleans for safety excellence in the Heavy Division, 375,000 and over man-hour category.
The CSEA program is the industry’s elite safety excellence awards program for companies of all sizes and occupational divisions. CSEA recognizes companies that have developed and implemented premier safety and loss prevention programs and showcases companies that have achieved continuous improvements and maintenance of their safety and health management systems.
Additionally, CSEA celebrates those construction companies that excel at safety and health performance, examining each candidate’s commitment to safety and occupational health management and risk control.
In order to be eligible, each company had to submit a completed application form; a one-page description of why the company should receive a safety award; a two-page description of the company’s safety and health program, followed by a comprehensive company safety overview.
Each company was judged upon: overview of company safety program; increased employee involvement in safety; new programs procedures or resources a company uses to promote safety; management’s commitment to safety; specific unique activities the company does or provides to promote safety; and no fatality in the past year. The finalists were asked to deliver a presentation in front of five judges, and the selection was based on the cumulative score of all of the above. Three companies were shortlisted in this category: GBI, Beaver Excavating and Nova Group, Inc.