2019 Build Washington Awards

Application Guide: Safety Excellence Category

All Build Washington Awards applications must be submitted through this online platform.

Please note that once you start the process of applying for an award, you will not be able to navigate away from the form.

Below are the general conditions, rules, timeline and questions you will need to be aware of in preparation for the online submission.

General Information

All AGC of Washington General Contractor and Specialty Contractor members are encouraged to submit award entries.

If necessary, prior to submitting an award, please ensure the project owner/teams have approved content, and authorizes AGC to use the information in press releases and promotional opportunities

Finalists in each category will make a live presentation on the project before a panel of judges. Finalists in outlying areas will have the option to participate via conference 

Finalists in each category will compete for the Grand Award for Safety Excellence. Grand Award winners are ineligible to win in consecutive years.

All award notifications will be sent out via mail prior to the awards The Grand Award recipient will be announced at the awards banquet.

The Grand Award honors "the best of the best" among this year's entries. The Grand Award recipient will be selected by judges from the first-place award winners across all categories upon completion of oral presentations.

 

Rules

Any company with a jobsite fatality in the previous calendar year, through the final awards judging, will be ineligible.

For joint-venture projects, the joint venture or both entities of the joint-venture must be a member(s) of AGC of Washington in order to be eligible to compete.

 

Timeline

March 4, 2019 - All award entries due via the on-line entry process.

March 19, 2019 - AGC notifies all participants via mail and email of judges result.

March 28-29, 2019 - Finalist oral presentation with judges' panel.

April 1, 2019 - AGC notifies all finalists of judges' decisions.

May 16, 2019 - Awards banquet, Museum of Flight/Seattle.

 

Photos

Be aware that submitted photos should be appropriate to represent your company in print, on-line and event media.

Award applications are not complete without 2-4 photos, and will not be considered without them.

At least one photo should be included of your safety leaders, a notable project team or other appropriate subject. Photos should be of sufficient size and resolution to be used for print and digital uses, JPG or PNG format, with a file size of no more than 5MB.

AGC reserves the right to use any Build Washington Award photo submission for the promotion of the event, including press announcements. If submitted photos were taken by a third-party professional photographer, the submitting firm is responsible for providing AGC with the name of the photographer for photo-credit purposes.

 

On-line submittal information

Company Name (this if the official name of the company that will go on the award)

Company name, primary contact.

Worker hours for 2018 (for category placement)

Are you submitting for Superintendent of the Year or Safety Professional of the Year? (If so, please see the bottom of this document for more guidance)

Is your company qualified in AGC Safety Team®?

List any safety merit awards your company has received in the past 18 months. Includes industry associations, VPP, etc.

Workers-compensation actual losses for calendar years 2016 - 2018.

Worker Hours for  calendar years 2016 - 2018.

OSHA Recordable cases for calenda for years 2016 - 2018.

OSHA Lost Work day cases for calendar years 2016 - 2018.

OSHA Transfer or restricted day cases for calendar years 2016 - 2018.

 

Essay Questions (500 words maximum per question)

1. Provide a description of three different jobs (within the last three years) your company performed, to illustrate your diversity and safety challenges of each.

2. What indicators are present that illustrate improvement in your safety culture in 2018? Where could you improve?

3. We live and work in a very connected and innovation-driven time. What innovations are you embracing to enhance workplace safety? Is innovation/technology presenting any challenges to workplace safety?

4. In building a successful safety culture, discipline is sometimes necessary. Describe your company’s approach to discipline.

5. What does employee onboarding and continuing education look like at your organization?

6. What goals do you have for continuous improvement of your safety program/culture? How do you set those goals and solicit feedback?

 

Superintendent of the Year award

Candidate's name
Company name
Employed by company since
Days away from work cases under candidate's supervision during calendar year 2018.
Number of recordable-injury cases under candidate's supervision during calendar year 2018.
Total hours worked under candidate's supervision during calendar year 2018.
List all OSHA/ DOSH inspections, including violations under their supervision, for calendar years 2016 - 2018.

Narrative-Response Questions (500-word maximum each):
Discuss how the candidate has successfully completed objectives and strategies to maintain an industry leading and effective safety program (evidence of exemplary performance, evidence of incorporating continuous improvement).

A description of the candidate's effective safety practice in providing leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill (mentoring other superintendents/foremen, deliver safety related training inside or outside the company).

Demonstration that the individual has shown proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals (development of innovative safety programs, evidence of implementing change/employee involvement, participation at AGC or other community safety meetings).

Evidence of personal professional development (certificates, trainings, seminars), and industry outreach (Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, or similar community organizations or events).

 

Safety Professional of the Year award

Candidate's name
Company name
Employed by company since
Days away from work cases under candidate's supervision during calendar year 2018.
Number of recordable-injury cases under candidate's supervision during calendar year 2018.
Total hours worked under candidate's supervision during calendar year 2018.
List all OSHA/DOSH inspections, including violations under their supervision, for calendar years 2016 - 2018.

Narrative-Response Questions (500-word maximum each):
Discuss how the candidate has implemented safety policy changes within the company, and how this has impacted the safety culture within the company (evidence of exemplary performance, evidence of incorporating continuous improvement).

A description of candidate's effective safety practices or innovations; and a description of employee-involvement activities within the company (development of innovative safety programs).

Demonstration that the individual has contributed to industry (i.e. involvement in a council, committee or any other professional activities, presentation at AGC or other community safety meetings).

Evidence of personal professional development (certificates, trainings, seminars), and industry outreach (Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, or similar community organizations or events).