27th Annual National AGC Safety Awards
Why You Should Participate:
The National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program has been an ongoing effort since 1991 to offer AGC members an opportunity to evaluate their safety record. Participating contractors receive a confidential printout to compare their company's safety statistics with similar sized and type AGC contractor members both locally and nationally. NASA provides a great opportunity for contractor members who have excellent safety records to compete for nationally recognized awards. Additionally, this information can be used to assist in determining if additional accident prevention and loss-control measures are necessary.
Who Can Participate:
AGC contractors with direct-hire, job-site craft labor
are eligible to compete in ONE of the following categories: Building, Highway, Associate/Specialty, Federal & Heavy, or Utility Infrastructure.
How the Program Works:
This program is similar to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (BLS-OSHA) record-keeping systems.
The data is tabulated to produce total lost workday case incident rates (excluding restricted workdays). The formula for computing "incident" is structured to multiply the incident cases involving days away from work (N) times 200,000. The resulting product is then divided by the work hours of exposure (WH). The formula is the days away case incident rate.
The formula follows: Days Away, Case Incident Rate = N x 200,000
(WH) is the number of work hours for the calendar year 2016
(including office hours). N is the number of days-away-from-work cases, which represents the number of cases resulting in days away from work, but does not include job transfer or restricted activity. N is obtained from the total amount of entries in the Number of Cases section (H) of the OSHA form 300A.
The completed OSHA 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses provide the information needed for contractor participation in the NASA program. Information on days-away-from-work cases is found in section (H), fatality information can be obtained from the number of cases section (G) and the work hours can be found in the establishment information section.
AGC contractor members must have participated in the NASA program for three consecutive years in order to be eligible for an award. This means a member must have participated in the program for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 in order to be eligible to receive an award in 2017.
How to Enter
The AGC of DC Chapter must submit an entry on behalf of the AGC member company. Member Companies in good standing may apply here. Deadline for entries is Thursday, February 9th.
NASA has two award categories: AGC Chapter Safety Awards and AGC Member Awards.
Chapter Safety Awards
The Chapter Safety Awards are based on a weighted average of participation and the overall incident rate of the Chapter's general contractor members. Each chapter is divided into 4 divisions:
- Less than 50 general contractor members
- 50 - 100 general contractor members
- 100 - 200 general contractor members
- Over 200 general contractor members
The first place winners for each division will receive plaques and the second and third place winners will receive Certificates of Excellence
AGC Member Awards
The Member Awards are given to members who have a zero incident rate or who have an incident rate 25% below each occupational division's average (AGC divisions include: Building, Highway, Heavy/Industrial, Municipal/Utilities and Associate/Specialty.)
- AGC provides awards to members who have participated in the awards program for three consecutive years and have a zero incident rate - Certificate of Commendation
- AGC provides awards to members who have participated in the awards program for three consecutive years and who have an incident rate below 25% of their division rate - Certificate of Commendation
AGC of America will send all Chapter and Member awards to the home chapter for later distribution at chapter events. (Hint hint: keep your eyes out for the Second Annual Safety Awards in October 2017.)