WASHINGTON, DC - The National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee, Inc. (NMAPC) is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 17th Annual Zero Injury Safety Awards® (ZISA®), the premier safety recognition program in the union construction and maintenance industry. The ZISA® Gala was held on Thursday, November 2 at the historic National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

Each Zero Injury Safety Award® recognizes an alliance between owner-clients, signatory contractors and local and international unions who worked together in a tripartite fashion to achieve zero injuries on their industrial construction and maintenance projects. This year, 130 winning tripartite teams were honored - the most in ZISA history. Of that number, 128 worked together under the auspices of the National Maintenance Agreement (NMA), while two teams worked under the National Construction Agreement (NCA).

Altogether, the 130 winning teams accounted for more than 24 million injury-free hours worked in calendar year 2016 - also the most in ZISA history, shattering the previous record by nearly two million work hours. This brings the grand total of injury-free work hours recognized to more than 225 million since the ZISA® program began sixteen years ago.

A complete list of winners can be found here.

Download photos from the event here. 

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the top ZISA® honor - the Gold Star Award, reserved for projects that have documented more than one million injury-free hours. This year the top Gold Star Award went to BMWC Constructors, Inc. (contractor), ExxonMobil (owner-client) and the Will and Grundy Counties Building Trades Council (labor) for performing 1,364,424 injury-free work hours at the Joliet Refinery in Joliet, Illinois.

Another top team was GVH Environmental, Inc. (contractor), American Electric Power (owner-client) and the Upper Ohio Valley Building Trades Council (labor). This tripartite alliance was awarded the top ZISA® Silver Star Award for performing 790,210 injury-free work hours at the Cardinal Plant in Brilliant, Ohio. Silver Star Awards are given to projects that have documented between 500,000 and 999,999 hours worked without a recordable injury.

The top award in the Bronze Star category, for injury-free projects between 200,000 and 499,999 hours, went to Day & Zimmermann NPS, Inc. (contractor), Talen Energy (owner-client) and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Building Trades Council (labor) for 432,534 injury-free work hours performed at the Susquehanna Nuclear Plant in Berwick, Pennsylvania.

The Certificate of Merit category recognizes projects that have documented between 50,000 and 199,999 work hours performed without a recordable injury. This year's top Certificate of Merit winners were Brand Energy Services LLC (contractor), FirstEnergy Corp. (owner-client) and the Upper Ohio Valley Building Trades Council (labor) for performing 181,392 injury-free work hours at the W.H. Sammis Plant in Stratton, Ohio.

At this year's Gala, NMAPC also premiered three new videos, "The Importance of Safety," "Welcome to Your Career" and "All Those Years." The videos focused on the experience and wisdom of veteran craftworkers when it comes to safety, as well as the importance of instilling the zero-injury philosophy in the new generation of young apprentices entering our industry. The videos featured men and women from Iron Workers Local No. 3; Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters; United Association Steamfitters Local 449; Dominion Energy; and Kiewit Power Constructors Co.

You can view the videos below or by clicking here. 

NMAPC congratulates all of this year's winners…and we can't wait to see you again in 2018!


November 07, 2017