Seaboard Foundations, Inc. (500,000 or fewer hours) in Blountville, Tenn.; Herzog Contracting Corp. (500,001 to 1,000,000 hours) in St. Joseph, Mo.; and Fluor-Lane 95 (more than 1 million hours)  of Springfield, Va., received top honors in this year’s ARTBA Foundation “Contractor Safety Awards.”  Each organization won first place in their respective category for outstanding commitment to employee and workplace safety based on the number of employee hours worked during the previous year.

The awards program is designed to promote worker safety and health as core values of the transportation design and construction industry.  Winners demonstrated a low “OSHA Recordable Rate” as measured against benchmark metrics established by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

While many companies competed in this year’s program, only six finalists were selected to make a presentation before a panel of industry professionals during this month’s ARTBA National Convention in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.  Judges evaluated the entries based on management commitment, employee participation, incident investigation, audit procedures, safety planning, management implementation and risk assessment.

Finalists included Russell Standard Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pa., Corman Construction, Inc. of Annapolis Junction, Md., and West Palm Beach, Florida-based Ranger Construction Industries, Inc.