Three years of safety performance indicators and a detailed description of a company’s safety culture were just a few of the factors used to determine the winners of the annual safety awards presented by the Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC).

The winners were honored at the ASCC’s Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ on September 14.

W. Burr Bennett Awards for Safety Excellence were given to specialty contractor Kolde Construction, Inc., (pictured) of St. Mary’s, KS and general contractor, L.Keeley Construction Co., St. Louis, MO. These awards are presented in partnership with CNA, Chicago, to contractors that place the highest priority on safety. Entries are judged on three years of safety performance indicators, values and trends; a self-assessment checklist of company safety practices; and detailed descriptions of safety plans and culture.

Additional awards based on the incident rate for 2016 were presented to general and specialty contractors in four categories.

General contractors receiving the Outstanding Safety Achievement Award for the lowest incident rate were Walbridge, Detroit, Mich. (over 500,000 work hours); Chesapeake Contracting Group, Reisterstown, MD (100,000 – 500,000 work hours) and Quesenberry’s, Inc., Big Stone Gap, VA (less than 100,000 work hours).

Specialty contractors receiving the Outstanding Safety Achievement Award were Fessler & Bowman, Flushing, MI (over 350,000 work hours); Citadel Contractors, Inc., Apex, N.C., (90,000 – 350,000 work hours); and Poppoff, Inc., Moxee, WA (less than 90,000 work hours).

56 contractors received awards for zero lost time due to accidents and 59 contractors were recognized for having lowered their incident rate from the previous year. 84 contractors received certificates for achieving an incident rate below the national average.

Three companies were recognized for outstanding fleet safety records: Halme Builders, Inc., Davenport, WA, 245,000 miles with zero accidents; TWC Concrete Services, Cincinnati, OH, 625,000 miles with zero accidents; and Thompson Builders Corp., Novato, CA, 1,950,000 miles with zero accidents.

The ASCC Safety & Risk Management Council educates contractors on all aspects of safety relating to concrete contracting and insurance matters. The Council also provides oversight on safety publications and events.

The ASCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete, and to providing them a unified voice in the construction industry. Members include concrete contracting firms, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in the concrete industry such as architects, specifiers and distributors. There are approximately 750 member companies in the United States and 12 foreign countries.

For more information, visit or call the ASCC office at (866) 788-2722.