Home Safe. Every Person. Every Shift.
It’s not just a catchy corporate slogan. It goes to the heart of who we are and what we do, and it all starts at the top. Management demands a safe work place and provides full support towards making sure that the culture of a safe work place permeates the work force.
Ed Bell Construction Company recently took top Honors with a First-Place win in the Highway and Transportation under 800,000 manhours Division at the 19th Annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) sponsored by Willis Towers Watson (WTW) and presented at the AGC National Convention held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Shown above is Corporate Safety/Risk Manager Kerry Hurd receiving the award onstage flanked by Art Daniel, National President, AGC of America (left), Phillippe Falkner, EBCC Operations Manager (right), and Steven Priddy, EBCC President (Falkner’s right), along with representatives from WTW, in New Orleans. This is EBCC’s third time to win, place or show in the top three nationally in the last four years.
For the second time in as many years, the Ed Bell Construction Team has brought home a National AGC Safety Award. At the 97th Annual Associated General Contractors Safety Convention held in San Antonio, Texas, Ed Bell Construction Company surpassed its 3rd Place finish from 2015 with a 2nd Place Award Finish in the AGC/WillisTowersWatson Construction Safety Excellence Award in the 450,000 to 650,000 man-hour Category for the Highway and Transportation Division. The photo above includes Phillippe Falkner, EBCC Operations Manager (Far Left), Kerry Hurd, EBCC Director of Safety (Displaying Award), and Steven Priddy, EBCC President (2nd from RIght), receiving this prestigious award in San Antonio.
The photo above includes Steven Priddy, EBCC President (2nd from Left), and Kerry Hurd, EBCC Director of Safety (Displaying Award), at the 96th Annual Associated General Contractors Safety Convention in Puerto Rico receiving the 3rd Place AGC/Willis’ Construction Safety Excellence Award in the 300,000 to 700,000 man-hour Category for the Highway and Transportation Division. There were 150 applications for this division nationally. Ed Bell was the top contractor from the Lone Star State. From the AGC CSEA website:
“The purpose of the CSEA is to recognize those construction companies who excel at safety performance. CSEA will closely examine each candidate’s commitment to safety and occupational health management and risk control. Unlike the National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program that limits the criteria to frequency rates, the CSEA selection process is considerably more comprehensive. Judges will look for evidence of company management commitment, active employee participation, safety training, work site hazard identification and control, and safety program innovation.”
More from the presentation correspondence:
Thirty-seven firms were named the nation’s safest construction companies in 2014 by the Associated General Contractors of America. AGC, which oversees the Willis Construction Safety Excellence Awards, an annual ranking of construction safety programs, selected the winners after dozens of firms made presentations about their safety programs during the Annual Convention.
The most important thing any construction firm can build is its safety culture,” said Al Landes, the association’s past president and president and COO of St. Joseph, Mo.-based Herzog Contracting Corp. “Firms like this send a clear message to their industry peers that we can never take the health and safety of our workers for granted.”
Ed Bell Construction Company of Dallas, TX, was selected as this year’s Third Place winner in the Highway and Transportation Division’s 300,000 – 700,000 Work Hour Category because of its exceptional leadership in safety. The company presented outstanding guidance in safety and occupation health management, risk control, safety training, work site hazard identification and control, and safety program innovation, Landes added.
Ed Bell also earned the 2014 National AGC Safety Award Certificate of Commendation for Zero Incidence Rate in the 50,000 Work Hours and Over Category in the Highway Division. Kerry Hurd accepted this award June 3, 2015, in Austin, Texas.