News Release: Contractors Receive Statewide Safety Awards

For Immediate Release: November 8, 2016
Contact: Andria L. Hine (317) 634-7547

Highway Contractors Receive Statewide Safety Awards

(INDIANAPOLIS) As part of its ongoing effort to lead the Indiana highway, heavy and utility construction industry in the area of workplace safety, Indiana Constructors, Inc. presented its 2016 Safety Program Awards at the association’s annual meeting on Nov. 2 in Indianapolis.

An independent panel of judges chose the following firms for their overall excellence in safety culture as shown through metrics, innovative programs and anonymous supervisor and onsite worker evaluations.

Each company link takes you to a photo of the recipients; the award link takes you to a video profile of our award recipients:

Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc. – Goshen
Platinum Safety Program Award – chosen from all Gold Safety Program Award recipients
“The company has one of the most stringent safety programs I have seen in my career. Employees are considered their most valuable asset. They provide training for all of their key employees to assure that when we are on the job, there is a competent person making the critical decisions,” said one Rieth Riley employee.

C-Tech Corporation, Inc. – Boggstown
Gold Safety Program Award – Contractor or Subcontractor with fewer than 100,000 on-site man-hours
“A considerable amount of time and training is spent on safety for employees. It is also very clear each employee knows they have the right to refuse to do something unsafe,” said one C-Tech employee.

WB•Koester Construction ­ LLC – Evansville
Silver Safety Program AwardContractor or Subcontractor with fewer than 100,000 on-site man-hours
“Our company makes every attempt to go the extra mile for safety to make sure our employees get home safely. We often pair apprentice workers with journeyman to make sure they understand and learn how to do things correctly,” said one WB•Koester employee.

HIS Constructors, Inc. – Indianapolis
Gold Safety Program AwardContractor or Subcontractor with 100,000 – 300,000 on-site man-hours
“Our company will do, and spend, what it takes to keep a safe operating jobsite. We have safety policies in order, and we take any and all suggestions pertaining to safety. We award good safety on all jobsites, which keeps up morale and safety awareness,” said one HIS employee.

Rieth-Riley Construction Co. ­ Inc. – Goshen
Gold Safety Program AwardContractor or Subcontractor with more than 300,000 on-site man-hours
“Safety is not just talked about, it is practiced. Management insists on safe jobsite. Budget concerns take a back seat when safety issues are recognized,” said another Rieth-Riley employee.

Superior Construction Co., Inc. – Portage
Silver Safety Program AwardContractor or Subcontractor with more than 300,000 on-site man-hours
“The company promotes a strong safety culture, empowers employees to stop work if they feel it is unsafe and continuously trains its employees,” said one employee.

Milestone Contractors, L.P. – Indianapolis
Bronze Safety Program AwardContractor or Subcontractor with more than 300,000 on-site man-hours
“Milestone has a safety excellence team to make sure they are innovators in the construction safety industry. The team is made up of a variety of employees that cover all areas and line of work. It also has craft safety committees that continue to look for the next safety issue or thing to improve on,” said one Milestone employee.

C-Tech Corporation, Inc. – Boggstown
Rising Star Safety Award Trophy
“I feel my company puts safety first and is genuinely concerned for the well-being of each employee,” said another C-Tech employee.

In February, Indiana Constructors, Inc. will host an open forum member meeting featuring all of its 2016 Safety Program Award recipients to explore best practices, answer safety-related questions and share the journey to improve industry safety.

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