Transportation construction companies from three states were recognized for their outstanding employee safety programs during ARTBA’s national convention. The association’s annual “Contractor Safety Awards” were created to promote worker safety and health as core values of the transportation design and construction industry.

The contractor finalists were competitively selected, based upon their accident and injury rates on work sites as reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as their Experience Modification Rates (EMRs) as determined by their insurance carriers.  Finalists from three different categories, based on the personnel hours worked in the previous year, were invited to make a presentation before a panel of industry judges Oct. 15-16.

Winners were selected based on demonstration of key principles of safety excellence including management commitment, employee participation, incident investigation, auditing, planning and risk assessment. The size categories are companies with 1) less than 500,000 personnel hours worked in the previous year, small; 2) 500,000 – 1 million hours, medium; and 3) over 1 million hours, large.

The 2020 award winners are:


  • Small: W.W. Clyde, Orem, Utah
  • Medium: Great Lakes Construction Company, Hinckley, Ohio
  • Large: Sterling Construction Company, Inc., The Woodlands, Texas