The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and CNA Contractor Safety Award--an annual competition designed to recognize industry firms that have implemented outstanding employee health and safety programs--is now accepting nominations.
The ARTBA-CNA awards program was developed to promote the concept that worker safety and health is a core value of the transportation design and construction industry. Successful applicants will demonstrate low Lost Time Accident (LTA) rates as measured against benchmark statistics established by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
ARTBA Contractor Division members can apply for recognition in one of three categories, based on number of employees hours worked during the previous year: 1,000,001 or more; 500,001-1,000,000; or 500,000 or fewer. First-tier qualification is based on a contractor’s LTA calculation, and must be lower than the current BLS average of 1.2.
Once finalists are established through review of first-tier applications, they will be notified and invited to make a presentation before a panel from ARTBA’s Safety and Insurance Committee. Finalists will explain their safety programs based on seven key criteria: management commitment, employee participation, incident investigation, audit procedures, safety planning, management review/implementation and risk assessment.
Presentations will be made and award winners announced during ARTBA’s National Convention at Intertraffic North America, held Oct. 9-12 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Award finalists will be notified by Sept. 4 to allow time to make travel plans and present their programs before the judges.
Applications are available online under the scholarships and awards section of www.artba.org or by contacting ARTBA’s Rhonda Britton at 202/289-4434. Nominations must be received at ARTBA’s headquarters by close of business on Aug. 24.