Safety Award Finalists Named, Ceremony Tickets Available
The finalists for the second annual SAFE Awards have been chosen, and award winners will be announced at a breakfast ceremony during the 2008 International Builders’ Show in Orlando on Feb. 13.
The SAFE awards honor 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.
The 2007 SAFE Award finalists are:
Single-Family Builder Safety Program of the Year
Less than 10 home starts per year
- Hopper and Byrd Custom Homes
- Mark Johnson Custom Homes
11-100 home starts per year
- Gold Medallion Homes LC
- Veridian Homes
Greater than 100 but less that 1,000 home starts per year
- Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii Inc.
- Winchester Homes
Greater than 1,000 home starts per year
- Centex Homes — Central Valley Division
- Shea Homes Active Adult
Specialty Trade Contractor Safety Program of the Year
Less than 500 Employees
- D&R Framing Contractors LLC
- Royal Concrete
- Side-Pro Inc.
More than 500 Employees
- Collis Roofing, Inc.
- WestCor Construction
Remodelor, Multifamily and Associate Safety Program of the Year
- JDR Enterprises
- Shigley Construction Company Inc.
- Super Anchor Safety
- The NRP Group
- Trophy Homes
Innovative Safety Program/Idea of the Year
- Trendmaker Homes
- Wichita Area Builders Association
Home Builder Safety Professional of the Year
NAHB-affiliated Association Safety Program of the Year
- HBA of Central Arizona
- HBA of Hartford County Inc.
Federal and State Plan OSHA Official of the Year
Tickets Available for Awards Breakfast
Tickets are now available for e for the 2nd Annual Safety Awards for Excellence Breakfast, which will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at The Peabody Orlando Hotel. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and the breakfast and ceremony will take place from 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Actor Gerard Ender, who has appeared on HBO’s “The Wire” and NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street,” will host the ceremony and announce the award winners.
The keynote speaker will be Sherwood Kelly, director and senior vice president of Willis Construction, Inc.’s National Construction Practice.
Individual tickets are $50 each, and tables of 10 can be reserved for $450. Advance registration is required and ticket quantities are limited. Registration closes on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
To purchase tickets online, click here.
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," can be purchased through www.builderbooks.com.
For more information on the SAFE Awards or for ordering tickets for the award breakfast, e-mail Lindsay Cather at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8163.
Boost Job Site Safety With Fall Protection Training Products
In an effort to increase job site safety and reduce the chance of job related accidents, NAHB has produced the “Fall Protection Video, English-Spanish” and “NAHB-OSHA Fall Protection Handbook, English-Spanish.”
Both are available through BuilderBooks.com.
The 30-minute “Fall Protection Video, English-Spanish” can be used by builders to train workers to use safe work practices that eliminate fall hazards and comply with OSHA fall-protection standards.
The “NAHB-OSHA Fall Protection Handbook, English-Spanish” provides guidelines for creating a written fall-protection plan and identifying safe work practices that can prevent costly accidents and injuries. Written with clear text, photographs and illustrations, the book serves as a user-friendly resource for promoting safety on any job site.
To purchase the handbook and video online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.
Create a Safer Job Site
Four common hazards cause 90% of the injuries and fatalities on residential construction job sites.
The “Recognizing the Big-Four Safety Hazards for the Home Building Industry” course from The NAHB University of Housing shows how to comply with OSHA regulations and to recognize and minimize those hazards most likely to cause accidents.
The course teaches builders to protect their workers from harm and themselves from liability. This course is also available in Spanish.
To find out where upcoming courses are being held, click here, or call 800-368-5242 x8154 for more information.