Apply for NAHB Safety Award for Excellence by Oct. 5
Applications are being accepted for the 2007 NAHB Safety Award For Excellence (SAFE), which provides recognition for home builders who develop outstanding work-site safety programs.
For information, requirements and an online application, click here (nahb.org/SAFE).
The award honors the achievements of builders and trade contractors who have developed and implemented high-quality construction safety programs, as well as those government officials and NAHB-affiliated associations who have made successful efforts to advance safety in the home building industry.
In last year’s inaugural awards program, 19 winners in 16 categories were cited for their safety achievements. Read about them here.
“NAHB is a national leader in residential construction safety, and this award program both honors exemplary safety behaviors practiced by home builders and encourages others to adopt similar programs in their work sites,” said NAHB President Brian Catalde.
NAHB member companies in good standing that build residential homes or town homes using light construction methods can apply for a SAFE award. Specialty trade contractors, remodelers and light commercial and multifamily builders, as well as NAHB-affiliated associations and federal or state Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials who have been nominated by an NAHB member or association, are also welcome to apply.
Awards will be made in a variety of categories; for a detailed listing, click here. Applications must be received no later than Oct. 5.
“Last years’ winners were a testament to how seriously NAHB members take the safety of their employees, from developing unique safety programs to creating educational materials to conducting weekly training,” said Andy Anderson, NAHB Construction Safety and Health Committee chairman and a builder from Pinopolis, S.C. “We know there are many more examples of safety best practices in the industry and look forward to recognizing them in the 2007 awards.”
Award winners will be recognized during a breakfast ceremony at the 2008 International Builders’ Show in Orlando in February. Winners will receive an award and coverage in this publication.
NAHB provides members and others in the residential construction industry — including non-English and limited English-speaking employees and trade contractors — with information, guidance and access to training resources to help them protect employees' health and safety.
A variety of safety resources and guidebooks, including the NAHB-OSHA Jobsite Safety Handbook: English-Spanish Edition, are available for purchase through www.builderbooks.com.
For more information on the SAFE Awards Program, click here; or e-mail Lindsay Cather at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8163.