Zero Injury Safety Awards boast more than 20 million reasons to celebrate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee presented 74 winners, representing more than 20 million injury-free work-hours, with the Zero Injury Safety Awards on Oct. 29.

The 2007 award cycle marked the highest total number of injury-free work-hours ever: 20,288,778 million.

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With more than double the total number of injury-free work-hours than the previous year and the largest number of applications in the program's history, ZISA has solidified its title as the most prestigious safety award in the construction industry.

Gold Star Award given to Solid Platforms, BP Products North America and Indiana/Kentucky Regional Council of Carpenters. Photo by Peter Cutts Photography.

Solid Platforms, Inc., BP Products North America, Inc. and the Indiana/Kentucky Regional Council of Carpenters - Northern Office were cited as the Gold Star winners for 2,569,267 million injury-free work-hours at the Whiting Refinery in Indiana, the largest single winner of all time.

"All of the credit for our excellent safety culture belongs to our employees," Jason Lammertin, Solid Platforms president and chief operating officer, said. "Scaffolding is an extremely demanding profession that takes constant effort and attention to safety."

Jeff "Odie" Espenship, Target Leadership, was the guest speaker. Espenship delivered an attention-grabbing talk about the personal devastation that can result from cutting corners when it comes to safety, and urged each member in the audience to take the time to complete even the most basic safety steps every day.

The 8th annual NMAPC Zero Injury Safety Awards were held at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

A complete list of this year's Zero Injury Safety Awards winners can be found by clicking here.

Zero Injury Safety Awards 2008

December 06, 2008