By Kashae Williams, program manager, ARTBA

Employers can showcase their job site safety and employee protection accomplishments by submitting a nomination for ARTBA’s Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) “Contractor Safety Award.” The annual competition is designed to recognize industry firms that have implemented outstanding employee health and safety programs.

Nominations are accepted in one of three categories based on the number of employee hours worked during the previous year:  500,000 or less; 500,001 to 1 million; and over 1 million.  First tier qualification is based on a contractor’s low OSHA Recordable Rate. The benchmark is below 4.6.

Finalists will make a presentation about their safety programs to a panel of safety and insurance judges during the 2015 ARTBA National Convention in Philadelphia on Sept. 28. The evaluation is based on seven key criteria: management commitment, employee participation, incident investigation, audit procedures, safety planning, management review/implementation, and risk assessment.

Nominations should be submitted online by Aug. 28. Or contact me at 202-289-4434, or kwilliams@artba.org, with questions.