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ABC NH/VT Members Honored as Top Safety Leaders by Associated Builders and Contractors

ABC NH/VT today announced that chapter members Cianbro and Landry/French Construction were among 37 contractors honored with 2021 National Safety Excellence Awards for their remarkable achievements in leadership, safety and innovation. The awards were presented at the 32nd annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC Convention 2022 in San Antonio on March 16.

Cianbro received an award in the Pinnacle category and Landry/French Construction in the Excellence category. The Pinnacle award goes to companies who achieve the Excellence Award year over year, demonstrating continued health and safety excellence.

These companies have clearly demonstrated that they have gone above and beyond in all areas of health and safety excellence performance. In addition to their commitment to world-class health and safety at the highest level of the organization, the leadership team is actively engaged daily with a continuous improvement mentality identifying new innovative ways to keep their employees healthy and safe.

The 2021 National Safety Excellence Award winners were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations and video interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Health and Safety Committee.

“Creating a work culture that focuses on safety and total human health is a top priority of ABC,” said 2022 National Chair of the ABC Board of Directors Stephanie Schmidt, president, Poole Anderson Construction, State College, Pennsylvania.

“Cianbro and Landry/French Construction not only represent some of ABC’s top performers, but also demonstrate the difference it makes when implementing the foundations of and daily conditions for world-class safety.”

The National Safety Excellence Awards are presented in three major North American Industry Classification System code categories: NAICS 236—Construction of Buildings; NAICS 237—Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction; and NAICS 238—Specialty Trade Contractors.

The STEP Safety Management System, the standard for developing world-class safety management systems in construction, is designed to help both large and small contractors evaluate every aspect of their corporate safety and health programs and identify opportunities for improvement.

CNA is the presenting sponsor of the National Safety Excellence Awards.

See a complete list of winners on ABC’s website.


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