At their annual Safety Breakfast, the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota recognized 44 member contractors who achieved time-loss incident rates significantly lower than the national average.
“Construction professionals who work for AGC of North Dakota member companies are five times more likely to go home safely than workers throughout the rest of the nation,” said Russ Hanson, executive vice president of the organization. AGC of ND members reported an average time-loss incident rate of .29 compared to the national combined average of 1.5.
According to Jack Kolberg, the association’s nationally-recognized safety consultant, a significant number of members had perfect safety records with no injuries for the year. “In what continues to be considered one of the most hazardous occupations in the United States, our North Dakota member companies realize the value of a good, pro-active safety program and are willing to persistently pursue good safety culture,” said Kolberg.
In 2017-2018, Kolberg provided safety training to 3,000 AGC member employees, equivalent to a total of more than 24,000 classroom hours. The AGC of ND presents the safety awards at their annual convention held in December.
Award Winners by division:
Associate Division – Rick Electric, Inc., Terracon Consultants Inc., TrueNorth Steel-Fargo, Braun Intertec Corporation, Dakota Line Contractors Inc., Florian & Sons Excavating Inc., J & S Heavy Haul Inc., Main Electric Construction Inc., Midwest Erosion Control LLC, Northern Coatings Inc., Twin City Roofing, Viant Crane LLC, Wallwork-Northwest Truck & Trailer, Wallwork Truck Center-Bismarck
Municipal/Heavy Division – Sellin Brothers Inc., Park Construction Inc., Veit & Company Inc., Swingen Construction Company, Industrial Builders Inc., J & J Oilfield Services Inc., Opp Construction Company, Northern Improvement Company-Rural Water, Northern Improvement Company-Power Plants, Excavating Inc., Molstad Excavating Inc.
Building Division – Swanberg Construction Inc., Corval Group, Kraus-Anderson Construction Company, Structures Inc., Dakota RM Construction, Craft Builders Inc.
Highway Division – Edward H. Schwartz Construction Inc., Ellingson Companies, Wanzek Construction Inc., Gowan Construction Inc., Northern Improvement Company, Baranko Brothers Inc., Aggregate Industries, NorthStar Safety Inc., Traffic Safety Services Inc., Anderson Western Inc., Northern Improvement Company-Concrete, Bechtold Paving Inc., Close Construction Company.