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Safety is the most critical element in the construction industry.

The industry adheres to the federal safety standards and practices as prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. Many Colorado construction contractors have personnel and/or departments committed solely to the safety of their employees.


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Safety hazards are and will be always present on a construction site. Most companies however control exposure using fundamental methods for protecting workers called Hierarchy of Controls.

 

Heirarchy of Controls for protecting construction workers from safety hazards

Besides the hierarchy of controls, the following best practices help to ensure the safety of construction employees.  Look for these when choosing a company to work for:

  • Training – Safety training should begin day one and continue throughout your career. Ask company representatives what kind of ongoing/optional training might be made available to you based on your position.
  • Top down management commitment - Top level management needs to believe that safety is of the utmost importance. People make a company successful. Top management needs to instill a “culture” that is evident and visual.
  • Employee engagement – A good company empowers its employees to drive the strong safety culture that management has instilled and is the type of company you want to work for.
  • Continuous Improvement – A company that continually looks for and implements safety processes and procedures to continuously improve their safety record is another attribute to look for in a construction employer

The industry and the Associated General Contractors of Colorado recognizes companies annually for its members’ commitments to workplace safety and environmental excellence. In fact, some of our Colorado AGC member firms were recently recognized nationally by AGC of America at the 20th Annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSAE).   

  • Grand Champion Award:
    • Encore Electric, Inc. Grand Champion Award – Best Firm in Specialty Division – 4 million work hours without any safety issues)
  • First Place Awards:
    • Concrete Frame Associates, LLC
    • Encore Electric, Inc.
    • Haselden Construction, LLC
    • Iron Women Construction & Environmental Services
    • M-TECH Mechanical
  • Second Place Awards:
    • Fiore & Sons, Inc.
    • Glacier Construction Company
    • HC Beck, Ltd.
  • Third Place Awards:
    • Kenny Electric Service, Inc.
    • Saunders Construction, Inc.


    Encore Electric, Inc. Grand Champion Award 

As safety is such a critical element to the industry, additional recognition is giving to companies for their efforts in safety and environmental excellence as follows at the 32nd Annual Safety and Environmental Awards:

2019 Annual Safety and Environmental Awards

  • Adolfson & Peterson Construction
  • Brinkman Construction
  • Fiore and Sons, Inc.
  • Fransen Pittman General Contractors
  • GH Phipps Construction Companies
  • Golden Triangle Construction, Inc.
  • Haselden Construction, LLC
  • Hyder Construction, Inc
  • Milender White Construction Co.
  • PCL Construction
  • Swinerton Builders
  • The Beck Group
  • Waner Construction Co, Inc.
  • ADK Electric Corp.
  • Adolfson & Peterson Construction
  • Ammex Masonry, Inc.
  • Belair Sitework Services
  • Brinkman Construction
  • CFC Construction, Inc.
  • Fiore and Sons, Inc.
  • Fransen Pittman General Contractors
  • GH Phipps Construction Companies
  • Glacier Construction Companies, Inc.
  • Greiner Electric
  • Hyder Construction, Inc.
  • JHL Constructors, Inc.
  • Kenny Electric Services, Inc.
  • McCarthy Building Companies
  • PCL Construction
  • Q3 Contracting
  • Saunders Construction
  • Swinerton Builders
  • The Beck Group
  • The Weitz Company, LLC
  • Accent Electrical Services
  • Calcon Constructors, Inc.
  • Encore Electric, Inc.
  • Fransen Pittman General Contractors
  • G. H. Phipps Construction Companies
  • Greiner Electric, LLC
  • Intermountain Electric
  • Hensel Phelps
  • Howell Construction
  • Hyder Construction, Inc.
  • Kenny Electric
  • RK Mechanical
  • Saunders Construction, Inc.
  • Starker Construction Co.
  • U.S. Engineering Company

 

 

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