NMAPC Honors 15th Annual Zero Injury Safety Awards Winners
BMWC Constructors, ExxonMobil and the Will and Grundy County Building Trades Council received the top Gold Star Award for more than 1.1 million injury-free hours worked at the Joliet Refinery in Joliet, Ill.
WASHINGTON, DC - The National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee, Inc. (NMAPC) is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 15th Annual Zero Injury Safety Awards® (ZISA®), the premier safety recognition program in the union construction and maintenance industry.
The ZISA® Gala was held on Thursday, October 22 at the historic National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
Each Zero Injury Safety Award® recognizes an alliance between owner-clients, signatory contractors and local and international unions who worked together in a tripartite fashion to achieve zero injuries on their industrial construction and maintenance projects. This year, 112 winning tripartite teams were honored, including one team that worked together under the auspices of the National Construction Agreement. Altogether, the 112 winning teams accounted for more than 19.8 million injury-free hours worked in calendar year 2014, bringing the grand total of injury-free work hours recognized to more than 182 million since the ZISA® program began fifteen years ago.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the top ZISA® honor - the Gold Star Award, reserved for projects that have documented more than one million injury-free hours. This year the sole Gold Star Award went to BMWC Constructors, Inc. (contractor), ExxonMobil (owner-client) and the Will and Grundy Counties Building Trades Council (labor) for performing 1,165,181 injury-free work hours at the Joliet Refinery in Joliet, Illinois.
Another top team was The State Group Industrial (USA) Limited (contractor), Alcoa Inc. (owner-client) and the Southwestern Indiana Building Trades Council (labor). This tripartite alliance was awarded the top ZISA® Silver Star Award for performing 965,566 injury-free work hours at the Warrick Generating Station in Newburgh, Indiana. Six other tripartite teams also received Silver Star Awards, which are given to projects that have documented between 500,000 and 999,999 hours worked without a recordable injury.
This year's top award in the Bronze Star category, for injury-free projects between 200,000 and 499,999 hours, went to BMWC Constructors, Inc. (contractor), Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (owner-client) and the Northwestern Indiana Building Trades Council (labor) for 488,230 injury-free work hours performed at the Bailly Generating Station in Chesterton, Indiana. Eighteen other tripartite teams also received Bronze Star Awards.
The Certificate of Merit category recognizes projects that have documented between 50,000 and 199,999 work hours performed without a recordable injury. This year's top Certificate of Merit winners were McCarl's Inc. (contractor), NRG Energy, Inc. (owner-client) and the Johnstown Building Trades Council for performing 190,346 injury-free work hours at the Conemaugh Generating Station in New Florence, Pennsylvania. Eighty-four other tripartite teams also received Certificates of Merit.
NMAPC congratulates all of this year's winners.
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October 28, 2015