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Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards Program

The main purpose for the Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards Program is to recognize TCA contractor members for their continuing efforts of creating safer Tilt-Up working environments for their employees.

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The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – the global authority for the tilt-up industry – has announced the call for entries for the 2016 Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards.

The TCA 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 Engelman Safety Awards Program” in honor of past TCA president and champion of tilt-up construction safety, Al Engelman. Engelman helped introduce this industry awards program that now bears his name.

Presented annually at the TCA Convention, the Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards program was developed to enhance the TCA’s overall mission to improve the industry through recognition and education, while providing a special emphasis on safety.

The TCA’s Safety Awards Program recognizes companies based on the following categories:

  • Best Tilt-Up Safety Achievement Award: recognizes the firm with the lowest incident rate in 2015. 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 2015 from the numbers reported in 2014.
  • Zero Lost time Accident Achievement Award: provided to all submitting companies who achieved an incident rate of zero for 2015.
  • Certificate of Recognition: awarded to all companies whose incident rate fell below the national average for structure contractors, a number that is made available by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Submissions must be received by TCA no later than August 12, 2016. The application is available for download here.

Winners will be announced at the 2016 Tilt-Up Convention..

About the TCA

Founded in 1986, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method.

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