National awards recognize excellence in workplace safety
To underscore the concrete pipe industry’s commitment to continuous improvement, the American Concrete Pipe Assn. (ACPA) established the Chairman’s Safety Awards , which recognize individual plants and/or companies that have implemented successful safety initiatives resulting in a safer and more productive workplace. This is the 13th year of the awards program.
The ACPA recognized the safest of the safe during a special awards luncheon and ceremony at its annual Pipe School held in Houston.
The 2013 Chairman’s Safety Award Overall Winner is Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Division in Fort Myers, Fla., which earned the distinction for its development of an innovative D-Load Cradle. The plant received a $1,000 check to be distributed to key employees, as well as a large trophy that it may keep on-site until next year’s winner is announced.
Rinker’s Fort Myers plant also won first place in the Equipment-Related Category. Second place went to Hanson Pipe & Precast in Jersey Village, Texas, for its Diamond Plate Work Platform. Cretex Concrete Products in Casper, Wyo., took third place for its Cage Guider.
Winners in the Individual Location category were Cretex Concrete Products in Elk River, Minn., (1st place—Straddle Crane Camera), Oldcastle Precast in Folsom, N.J., (2nd place—Core Drilling Stand and Guard) and Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Division in Diamond, Ohio, (3rd place—Lifting Chain Rack).
The 1st place winner in the Company-Wide category was Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Division in Houston for its Make Good Choices—Brother’s Keeper Campaign.