Advancing Safety Excellence: Hensel Phelps Honored with Two National Safety Awards

Thursday April 4, 2024

In March of 2024, Hensel Phelps received two prestigious national safety awards for our ongoing commitment to safety and a “zero-accident” safety culture.

On March 14th, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recognized Hensel Phelps with the National Safety Pinnacle Award during their 34th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards in Orlando, FL. A top-level recognition available through ABC, this award signifies both the organization’s and its people’s unwavering dedication to safety and health at all levels of construction.

The recipients of the 2023 National Safety Excellence Award were chosen from ABC member firms attaining Diamond, Platinum, or Gold status in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System, based safety performance data. Contractors underwent a rigorous selection process, evaluated on a program assessment, incident rates, utilization of leading indicators, innovation in processes and programs, and interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Health and Safety Committee.

One week later, on March 22nd, Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America awarded Hensel Phelps first place in the Building Division Over 2.5 Million Work Hours at their Construction Safety Excellence Award (CSEA) Ceremony in San Diego, CA. Award recipients were recognized for their commitment to safety, health management, and risk control.

Organizations are evaluated on management commitment, active employee participation, safety training, work site hazard identification and control and their safety program innovation. Members of the National AGC Safety & Health Committee review and judge the submittals, and each finalist must give an oral presentation in front of five judges.

Congratulations to all the recipients of these awards, whose dedication continues to advance safety standards in the AEC industry. A heartfelt commendation goes out to our Trade Partners and every member of Hensel Phelps for their outstanding contributions, both individually and as a team, to foster a culture of excellence in safety.