Concrete contractors with exemplary safety records for 2013 were recognized by the Safety & Risk Management Council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, Mo., at the association’s Annual Conference in Denver, CO.
W. Burr Bennett Awards for Safety Excellence were given to specialty contractor PROCON Concrete Specialists, Rocky Mount, VA, and general contractor, Walbridge, Detroit, MI.  These awards are presented in partnership with CNA, Chicago, to contractors that place the highest priority on safety.  Entries are judged on three years of safety performance indicators, values and trends; a self-assessment checklist of company safety practices; and detailed descriptions of safety plans and culture.
Additional awards based on the incident rate for 2013 were presented to general and specialty contractors in four categories.
General contractors receiving the Outstanding Safety Achievement Award for the lowest incident rate were Walbridge, Detroit, Mich. (over 250,000 work hours); T.B. Penick & Sons, San Diego, CA (100,000 – 250,000 work hours) and DIVCON Inc., Spokane Valley, WA, (under 100,000 work hours).
Specialty contractors receiving the Outstanding Safety Achievement Award were Christman Constructors, Inc., Lansing, MI (over 250,000 work hours); Briegan Concrete Contractors, Apex, NC (100,000 – 250,000 work hours); and Trademark Concrete Systems, Oxnard, CA (under 100,000 work hours).
52 contractors received awards for zero lost time due to accidents and 46 contractors were recognized for having lowered their incident rate from the previous year.  74 contractors received certificates for achieving an incident rate below the national average.
Three companies were recognized for outstanding fleet safety records: Brak-Hard Construction Co. LLC, Dodge City, KS, 459,000 miles with zero accidents; Bottorff Construction, Atchison, KS, 957,482 miles with zero accidents; and L. Keeley Construction Co., Sauget, Ill., 2,800,000 miles with zero accidents.
The ASCC Safety & Risk Management Council educates contractors on all aspects of safety relating to concrete contracting and insurance matters.  The Council also provides oversight on safety publications and events.
The ASCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete, and to providing them a unified voice in the construction industry.  Members include concrete contracting firms, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in the concrete industry such as architects, specifiers and distributors.

There are approximately 500 member companies in the United States and 9 foreign countries.