Highway Contractors Receive 2019 Statewide Safety Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 26, 2019
CONTACT: Andria Hine, Indiana Constructors, Inc. (317) 634-7547

(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. (ICI) presented its 2019 Safety Program Awards at the association’s annual meeting on Nov. 21 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.

Click on the company name for a brief video overview of their award-winning safety efforts.

PLATINUM SAFETY PROGRAM AWARD

Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc., Goshen
From left: ICI Chairman Daniel F. Brown, president and CEO of Phend & Brown, Inc. in Milford along with Bob Montel and Dan Livingston of Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc. in Goshen at ICI’s 2019 Membership Meeting in Indianapolis on Nov. 21. The Platinum Safety Program Award reflects the highest safety achievement for 2019. (ICI photo/James Reid, Anchor Media LLC)

GOLD SAFETY PROGRAM AWARDS

HIS Constructors, Inc., Indianapolis
From left: ICI Chairman Daniel F. Brown, president and CEO of Phend & Brown, Inc. in Milford along with Brian Keeney and Brian Pickering of HIS Constructors, Inc. in Indianapolis at ICI’s 2019 Membership Meeting in Indianapolis on Nov. 21. HIS Constructors, Inc. received this award in the Contractors With an Average of Between 100,000 and 300,000 Labor Hours category. (ICI photo/James Reid, Anchor Media LLC)

Walsh & Kelly, Inc., Griffith
From left: ICI Chairman Daniel F. Brown, president and CEO of Phend & Brown, Inc. in Milford along with Matthew Gill and David Limbaugh of Walsh & Kelly, Inc. in Griffith at ICI’s 2019 Membership Meeting in Indianapolis on Nov. 21. Walsh & Kelly, Inc. received this award in the Contractors With an Average of More Than 300,000 Labor Hours category. (ICI photo/James Reid, Anchor Media LLC)

SILVER SAFETY PROGRAM AWARDS

Gridlock Traffic Systems, Inc., Indianapolis
From left: ICI Chairman Daniel F. Brown, president and CEO of Phend & Brown, Inc. in Milford along with Bryan Madson of Gridlock Traffic Systems, Inc. in Indianapolis at ICI’s 2019 Membership Meeting in Indianapolis on Nov. 21. GridLock Traffic Systems, Inc. received this award in the Contractors With an Average of Less Than 100,000 Labor Hours category. (ICI photo/James Reid, Anchor Media LLC)

Calumet Civil Contractors, Inc., Whitestown
From left: ICI Chairman Daniel F. Brown, president and CEO of Phend & Brown, Inc. in Milford along with Kevin Green of Calumet Civil Contractors, Inc. in Whitestown at ICI’s 2019 Membership Meeting in Indianapolis on Nov. 21. Calumet Civil Contractors, Inc. received this award in the Contractors With an Average of Between 100,000 and 300,000 Labor Hours category. (ICI photo/James Reid, Anchor Media LLC)

Superior Construction, Portage
From left: ICI Chairman Daniel F. Brown, president and CEO of Phend & Brown, Inc. in Milford along with Bobby Greer and Jeff Carlson of Superior Construction of Portage at ICI’s 2019 Membership Meeting in Indianapolis on Nov. 21. Superior Construction received this award in the Contractors With an Average of More Than 300,000 Labor Hours category. (ICI photo/James Reid, Anchor Media LLC)

BRONZE SAFETY PROGRAM AWARD

Specialties Company, LLC, Indianapolis
From left: ICI Chairman Daniel F. Brown, president and CEO of Phend & Brown, Inc. in Milford along with Joe Hile of Specialties Company, LLC in Indianapolis at ICI’s 2019 Membership Meeting in Indianapolis on Nov. 21. Specialties Company, LLC received this award in the Contractors With an Average of Between 100,000 and 300,000 Labor Hours category. (ICI photo/James Reid, Anchor Media LLC)

Brooks Construction Co., Inc., Ft. Wayne
From left: ICI Chairman Daniel F. Brown, president and CEO of Phend & Brown, Inc. in Milford along with Andrew Brooks of Brooks Construction Co., Inc. in Ft. Wayne at ICI’s 2019 Membership Meeting in Indianapolis on Nov. 21. Brooks Construction Co., Inc. received this award in the Contractors With an Average of More Than 300,000 Labor Hours category. (ICI photo/James Reid, Anchor Media LLC)

Gradex, Inc., Carmel
From left: ICI Chairman Daniel F. Brown, president and CEO of Phend & Brown, Inc. in Milford along with Jason Dapp, Mike Hoffman and Jacob Norris of Gradex, Inc. in Carmel at ICI’s 2019 Membership Meeting in Indianapolis on Nov. 21. Gradex, Inc. received this award in the Contractors With an Average of More Than 300,000 Labor Hours category. (ICI photo/James Reid, Anchor Media LLC)

Indiana Constructors, Inc. is the voice of the Indiana highway, heavy and utility construction industry. We promote and protect the well-being of our members through legislative and agency advocacy, labor relations and negotiations, education and workforce development opportunities, safety initiatives and communications tools.

2019 Safety Program Awards

ELIGIBILITY

To be considered for an award, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Current ICI membership;
  • No OSHA citable work-related fatalities since January 1, 2018;
  • Must have one or more active jobsites available for visit during August and September 2019;
  • Must allow a random and unannounced jobsite validation and worker interviews;
  • Award recipients must work with ICI’s Safety Committee to participate in a safety roundtable gathering in early 2020.

Awards will be announced at ICI’s Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, November 21.

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION

The ICI application process consists of three parts:

  1. Interactive application form which is filled in and submitted electronically once you have provided all of the requested information. Each section of the application clearly states what is required for that section.
  2. The application form will also request some independent documentation. Please save these documents as a PDF file to upload with the application.
  3. Once you complete the application form, ICI will send you links to electronic supervisor and onsite worker surveys. You will need to provide those links via text or email to your supervisors and onsite workers so they can take the one/two-minute survey.

NOTE: Please contact Ashley Aiken at aaiken@indianaconstructors.org, or by phone at (317) 634-7547 if your company is unable to participate electronically.

DEADLINE

Applications are submitted electronically and must be received by Friday, June 28, 2019. At least the minimum number of all supervisor and onsite worker surveys must be submitted by the June 28 deadline (refer to application for minimum number needed).

CONFIDENTIALITY

To ensure fairness in the judging process, ICI will remove all identifying information, such as company name and address, from the applications and supporting documentation before providing information to ICI’s Safety Program Awards Selection Committee.

COMPANY SAFETY PROGRAM

Please provide “yes” or “no” answers to three questions, adding explanations and/or comments as appropriate.

  • Please attach a sample copy of one of your jobsite safety plan, hazard analysis and preventative action.
  • Please attach a sample copy of your written plan to provide task-specific, hands-on training for new hires and employees who transfer to a new task.

SAFETY PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Please attach a copy of the Table of Contents from your company’s safety manual.

TARGETED QUESTIONS – SHORT ANSWER

Please provide brief answers to the two questions. These short answers provide additional insight into a contractors safety efforts that safety numbers may not show; so your written answers to these questions will help judges to better understand a contractor’s safety efforts and programs. Although ICI will remove all identifying information, please refrain from using the company name and/or company-specific acronyms in this section.

SURVEYS

ICI uses electronic surveys to make it easier for companies to distribute and request anonymous feedback from employees about the company’s safety program. Contractors without the capabilities of doing the surveys electronically should contact Ashley Aiken at aaiken@indianaconstructors.org at (317) 634-7547 for paper surveys and instructions.

APPLICATION SUBMITTAL

Completed applications will be automatically sent to ICI via the interactive application form. Survey forms should be submitted by Friday, June 28, 2019.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions during the application process, contact Ashley Aiken at aaiken@indianaconstructors.org at (317) 634-7547.

2018 Safety Program Awards Application Instructions

ELIGIBILITY

To be considered for an award, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Current ICI membership;
  • No OSHA citable work-related fatalities since January 1, 2017;
  • Must have one or more active jobsites available for visit during August and September 2018;
  • Must allow a random and unannounced jobsite validation and worker interviews;
  • Award recipients must work with ICI’s Safety Committee to participate in a safety roundtable gathering in early 2019.

Awards will be announced at ICI’s Annual Membership Meeting in November.

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION

The ICI application process consists of three parts:

  1. Interactive application form which is filled in and submitted electronically once you have provided all of the requested information. Each section of the application clearly states what is required for that section.
  2. The application form will also request some independent documentation. Please save these documents as a PDF file to upload with the application.
  3. Once you complete the application form, ICI will send you links to electronic supervisor and onsite worker surveys. You will need to provide those links via text or email to your supervisors and onsite workers so they can take the one/two-minute survey.

NOTE: Please contact ICI at ici@indianaconstructors.org, or by phone at (317) 634-7547 if your company is unable to participate electronically.

DEADLINE

Applications are submitted electronically and must be received by June 29, 2018.  At least the minimum number of all supervisor and onsite worker surveys must be submitted by the June 29 deadline (refer to application for minimum number needed).

CONFIDENTIALITY

To ensure fairness in the judging process, ICI will remove all identifying information, such as company name and address, from the applications and supporting documentation before providing information to ICI’s Safety Program Awards Selection Committee.

COMPANY SAFETY PROGRAM

Please provide “yes” or “no” answers to three questions, adding explanations and/or comments as appropriate.

  • Please attach a sample copy of one of your jobsite safety plan, hazard analysis and preventative action.
  • Please attach a sample copy of your written plan to provide task-specific, hands-on training for new hires and employees who transfer to a new task.

SAFETY PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Please attach a copy of the Table of Contents from your company’s safety manual.

TARGETED QUESTIONS – SHORT ANSWER

Please provide brief answers to the two questions. These short answers provide additional insight into a contractors safety efforts that safety numbers may not show; so your written answers to these questions will HELP Judges to better understand a contractor’s safety efforts and programs. Although ICI will remove all identifying information, please refrain from using the company name and/or company-specific acronyms in this section.)

SURVEYS

ICI uses electronic surveys to make it easier for companies to distribute and request anonymous feedback from employees about the company’s safety program. Contractors without the capabilities of doing the surveys electronically should call the ICI office at (317) 634-7547 for paper surveys and instructions.

APPLICATION SUBMITTAL

Completed applications will be automatically sent to ICI via the interactive application form.  Survey forms should be submitted by June 29, 2018.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions during the application process, contact the ICI office at (317) 634-7547 or ici@indianaconstructors.org.

2017 ICI Safety Program Award Recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2017
CONTACT: Andria Hine, Indiana Constructors, Inc. (317) 634-7547

(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. (ICI) presented its 2017 Safety Program Awards at the association’s annual meeting on Nov. 16 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.

Click on the company name for a brief video overview of their award-winning safety efforts.

PLATINUM SAFETY PROGRAM AWARD

Superior Construction Co., Inc., Portage

GOLD SAFETY PROGRAM AWARDS

Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc., Goshen

Superior Construction Co., Inc., Portage

SILVER SAFETY PROGRAM AWARDS

Milestone Contractors, L.P., Indianapolis

Gradex, Inc., Carmel

HIS Constructors, Inc., Indianapolis

BRONZE SAFETY PROGRAM AWARD

The Hoosier Company, Inc., Indianapolis

Indiana Constructors, Inc. is the voice of the Indiana highway, heavy and utility construction industry. We promote and protect the well-being of our members through legislative and agency advocacy, labor relations and negotiations, education and workforce development opportunities, safety initiatives and communications tools.

2017 Safety Program Awards Application Instructions

ELIGIBILITY

To be considered for an award, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Current ICI membership;
  • No OSHA citable work-related fatalities since January 1, 2016;
  • Must have one or more active jobsites available for visit during August and September 2017;
  • Must allow a random and unannounced jobsite validation and worker interviews;
  • Award recipients must work with ICI’s Safety Committee to participate in a safety roundtable gathering in early 2018.

We will announce the award recipients at ICI’s 2017 Membership Meeting.

COMPLETING THE APPLICATION

The ICI application process consists of three parts:

  1. Interactive application form which is filled in and submitted electronically once you have completed all of the requested information. Each section of the application clearly states what is required for that section.
  2. The application form will also request some independent documentation. These documents should be scanned and saved as a pdf file and included as an attachment to the email when you send your application.
  3. Once the completed application form is sent to ICI via email, ICI will send you links to electronic supervisor and onsite worker surveys. You will need to provide those links via text or email to your supervisors and onsite workers so they can take the one or two minute survey.

NOTE: Please contact the ICI office at ici@indianaconstructors.org, or by phone at (317) 634-7547 if your company is unable to participate electronically.

DEADLINE

Applications are submitted electronically and must be received by Friday, June 30, 2017. At least the minimum number of all supervisor and onsite worker surveys must be submitted by the June 30 deadline (refer to application for minimum number needed).

CONFIDENTIALITY

To ensure fairness in the judging process, ICI will remove all identifying information, such as company name and address, from the applications and supporting documentation before providing information to ICI’s Safety Program Awards Selection Committee.

COMPANY SAFETY PROGRAM

  • Please provide “yes” or “no” answers to three questions, adding explanations and/or comments as appropriate.
  • Please attach a sample copy of one of your jobsite safety plan, hazard analysis and preventative action.
  • Please attach a sample copy of your written plan to provide task-specific, hands-on training for new hires and employees who transfer to a new task.

COMPONENTS OF SAFETY PROGRAM

Please attach a copy of the Table of Contents from your company’s safety manual.

TARGETED QUESTIONS – SHORT ANSWER

Please provide brief answers to the two questions. These short answers provide additional insight into a contractors safety efforts that safety numbers may not show; your written answers to these questions will HELP Judges to better understand a contractor’s safety efforts and programs. Although ICI will remove all identifying information, please refrain from using the company name and/or company-specific acronyms in this section.

SURVEYS

This year, we are using electronic surveys to make it easier for companies to distribute and request anonymous feedback from employees about the company’s safety program. Contractors without the capabilities of doing the surveys electronically should call the ICI office at (317) 634-7547 for paper surveys and instructions.

APPLICATION SUBMITTAL

Completed applications will be automatically sent to ICI via the interactive application form. Survey forms should be submitted by June 30, 2017.

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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