Associated General Contractors of America awards Rosendin 1st place for Specialty Contractor over 3 million man-hours and 2018 Grand Award
San Jose, CA, March 6, 2018 - [ROSENDIN ELECTRIC], an employee owned company and one of the largest electrical contractors in the U.S., was honored with the 2018 Grand Award for Construction Safety Excellence at the 19th Annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA). Rosendin also received the first place award for Specialty Contractor over three million man-hours.
The CSEA program, sponsored by Willis Towers Watson, has been an ongoing and evolving effort by AGC of America to recognize companies who have developed and implemented excellent safety and loss prevention programs achieved through management commitment, employee training and participation, and program innovation. In total, 59 contractors from across the nation competed for this award.
"Competing for, and winning, these two awards is one of the most rewarding things I have done in my 39 year electrical construction career," said Mike Greenawalt, Senior Vice President (Rosendin). "To receive this award, as a specialty contractor, amongst the largest contractors in the nation is truly an honor."
In 2017, Rosendin worked 9,933,678 man-hours, with a total recordable incident rate of .91. Rosendin’s implemented policies and trainings have helped diminish job site hazards and involve employees and subcontract employees in every aspect of safety. These include:
- Stop Work Card - a principle that empowers all Rosendin employees to judge any work situation and “Stop Work” at any time if they feel unsafe.
- “5Why” Accident Investigation Form - focuses on discovering the root cause of the accident and the “Whys” as to why each step occurred.
- Pre-task plan (PTP) policy - helps employees stay focused, organized, recognize hazards before they commence work and throughout their day, and iPads provide digital PTP with links to access permits remotely.
- Tool Training Poster – provides QR codes for training and proper use videos, accessible on any smart device, for every tool in use.
- Methods of Procedures (MOPS), Step-by-Step (SBS), QA/QC - during Energization and Testing programs, these allow for time validation and ensure the correct precautions are taken.
- Real-Time Auditing - controls and keeps track of hazards, in real-time, for Rosendin’s safety team and field supervisors to identify and maintain safe work environments.
Rosendin’s safety hotline is available to all employees to report hazards, and continuing education/training, through Rosendin University, includes: forklifts, confined space, NFPA 70E, OSHA 30 hour, Emergency and Crisis Management, and Motor Vehicle Operator trainings.
“Safety at Rosendin begins with passion,” said Marty Rouse, VP Safety (Rosendin). “Passion for ensuring that our people go home safe each day; for building projects that enhance the lives of people in our communities; and for building a greater tomorrow.”
About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, Calif., is an employee-owned electrical contractor. With revenues surpassing $2 billion, Rosendin is one of the largest electrical contractors in the United States employing over 6,000 people. For nearly 100 years, Rosendin has created a reputation for building quality electrical and communications installations, building value for clients, and building people within the company.
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