TAUC would like to congratulate its members, both Governing and Regular, for their stellar safety performance on projects worked under the National Maintenance Agreements in 2011. The National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee, Inc. (NMAPC) recognized their efforts, along with their counter parts from both the labor and owner communities at the 12th Annual Zero Injury Safety Awards (ZISA) held on October 25 at The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
This year 71 winners were honored, accounting for more than 13.5 million injury-free hours worked in calendar year 2011. Click here to view the complete list of winners on NMAPC.org.
This marks the second-highest total in the history of the ZISA program. Each Zero Injury Safety Award recognizes an alliance between owner/clients, signatory contractors and local and international unions who worked together in a tripartite fashion to achieve zero injuries on their projects.
“We are gathered here tonight to honor the best of the best,” Steve Lindauer, NMAPC Impartial Secretary and CEO, told the crowd. “Their hard work, cooperation and dedication to the zero injury philosophy have proven once again that union construction is the safest and best option on the market.”
Lindauer added, “If you ask any winner here tonight what it takes to achieve a zero injury workplace, ‘planning’ will be at the top of the list. Without a detailed and well thought-out safety strategy, very little can be accomplished. Everyone – the owner, the contractor and the union workers – must come together beforehand to ensure that safety remains the number one priority when work begins.”
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the top ZISA honor – the Gold Star Award, reserved for projects that have documented more than one million injury-free hours. This year the Gold Star went to Superior Construction Company (contractor), BP Products North America (owner-client) and the Northwestern Indiana Building and Construction Trades Council (labor) for 1,784,260 injury-free hours worked at the BP Whiting Refinery in Whiting, Indiana.
Another top team was the State Group Industrial (USA) Limited (contractor), Alcoa Inc. (owner-client) and the Southwestern Indiana Building Trades Council (labor). This tripartite alliance was awarded the ZISA Silver Star Award for more than 856,000 injury-free work hours performed at the Warrick Generating Station in Newburgh, Indiana. Two other tripartite teams also received Silver Star Awards, which are given to projects that have documented between 500,000 and 999,999 hours worked without a recordable injury.
This year’s top award in the Bronze Star category, for injury free projects between 200,000 and 499,999 hours, went to McCarl’s Inc. (contractor), PPL Corporation (owner-client) and the Central Pennsylvania Building Trades Council (labor) for 472,401 injury-free hours worked at the Montour Plant in Washingtonville, Pennsylvania. Fifteen other tripartite teams also received Bronze Star Awards.
The Certificate of Merit category recognizes projects that have documented between 50,000 and 199,999 work hours performed without a recordable injury. This year’s top Certificate of Merit winners were Atlantic Plant Services, Inc., BP Products North America, Inc. and the Northwestern Indiana Building Trades Council, for 197,222 injury-free work hours performed at the BP Whiting Refinery in Whiting, Indiana.
TAUC encourages all of its’ membership that worked under the National Maintenance Agreements to apply for a Zero Injury Safety Award, as there is no better way to market your company’s safety record than being recognized with your partners in labor and your customers.
Go to www.nmapc.org/zisa/criteria to learn more about the criteria for the awards program.