Cianbro Constructors (CCON) has been selected by the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) as a recipient of the 2013 Construction Industry Safety Excellence (CISE) Award. CURT was founded in 2000 by construction and engineering leaders representing major corporations across the United States and the world. CURT’s focus is to create meaningful changes within the construction industry promoting overall cost effectiveness, and improving the way construction is planned, managed, justified and executed.
The CISE award was established to recognize commendable safety management and safety improvements of owners, constructors, and local user councils. CURT recognizes organizations that have most effectively implemented the 15 Tactical Elements within their Construction Owners’ Safety Blueprint. CURT created the Safety Blueprint as a strategic guideline for safety performance and believes that those organizations who adopt its principles, strategies, and tactics will benefit all involved, especially those people who will be spared injury, illness, or death as a result.
The following is a list of the 15 Tactical Elements that Cianbro Constructors’ safety management system was evaluated on:
- Policy and Leadership
- Risk Management
- Legal Requirements and Standards of Operations
- Strategic Planning, Goals and Objectives
- Structure and Responsibility
- Programs and Procedures
- Asset and Operations Integrity
- Emergency Preparedness
- Awareness, Training and Competency
- Investigation and Corrective Actions
- Document Control and Records
- Measuring and Monitoring
CCON was also evaluated on their OSHA injury/illness statistical data and their effectiveness in managing subcontractors' safety performance. Additionally, CURT conducted a review of CCON’s safety performance with three client companies for whom they recently performed work.
Annually, CURT recognizes owners and contractors who achieve outstanding safety performance over the previous three years and awards organizations in each of the following classifications: General Building Contractors, Heavy Construction Contractors, and Special Trade Contractors.
Award applications are submitted annually to CURT though the national contractor associations which nominate the contractors whose applications best represent the commitment to safety that is identified in the Construction Owners’ Safety Blueprint. CCON’s application for the CURT CISE Award was endorsed by the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) and forwarded to CURT to undergo the judging process.
Cianbro Constructors will be awarded the CURT CISE Award in November, during the CURT 2013 National Conference in Tucson, Arizona.