The Tilt-Up Concrete Association created the Safety Awards program in order to recognize the contractors in the industry committed to maintaining safe working environments on their job sites.
In 2007, this program was renamed “The Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards Program” in honor of past TCA president and champion of Tilt-Up construction safety, Al Engelman.
“The vision of the TCA Safety Committee is to educate contractors of the safety benefits of Tilt-Up, to recognize companies who put safe work practices in place and highlight the results of their efforts,” said Barclay Gebel, chair of the TCA Safety Committee. “The TCA continues to increase attention and support of the safety process as we look forward to continued growth of our industry.”
The following awards are available to TCA members in each of the classifications described below:
- Best Tilt-Up Safety Achievement Award: recognizes the firm with the lowest incident rate in 2008. Multiple companies with a zero Incident rate will result in the award given to the company with the highest number of annual work hours.
- Most Improved Safety Achievement Award: recognizes the firm with the most improved incident rate in 2009 from the numbers reported in 2008.
- Zero Lost time Accident Achievement Award: provided to all submitting companies who achieved an incident rate of zero for 2008.
- Certificate of Recognition: awarded to all companies whose incident rate fell below the national average for structure contractors, a number that was made available by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This program is for self-performing contractors only. Contractors with a fatality in 2008 were ineligible.