Firm wins CCIA’s 2014 Safety Recognition Award
FARMINGTON, Conn., Feb. 27, 2015 – KBE Building Corp. has earned a second award for its 2014 safety performance – the 2014 CCIA Safety Recognition award from the Connecticut Construction Industries Association (CCIA). Earlier this year, KBE was awarded the “Best of Best General Contractor” Safety Award at the Associated Builders and Contractors, Connecticut Chapter’s (CT ABC) Annual Excellence in Construction Awards program.
The Connecticut Construction Industries Association’s (CCIA) Safety Recognition Program is designed to help construction companies either establish or enhance a construction safety and health program by recognizing the safety achievements of its members.
CCIA’s Safety Recognition Awards Program follows the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) guidelines, which require a safety and health program to include the following components:
- Correction of Violations and Noncompliance
- Employee Training
- Management Involvement
- Safety Hazard Analysis
There are 16 criteria categories (A-P) and a graduated point system that allows a firm to evaluate its own safety and health program.
A Legacy of Construction Industry Safety
KBE staff members have been instrumental in solidifying the firm’s reputation as a leader in construction industry safety.
All KBE field staff members are 30-Hour OSHA Certified for Construction. In recent years, KBE’s Corporate Safety staff trained more than 600 individual trade contract staff members in various practices, including aerial lift training, lull training, and general site safety.
KBE was honored with a Roundtable Construction Industry Safety Award and has achieved either a Platinum or Gold STEP (Safety Training & Evaluation Process) Award from the national Associated Builders and Contractors every year since 2002.
“We’ve won many safety awards over the years, but each one is a reminder that we can’t rest on our laurels – we must continue to improve our programs to help keep our staff members, our subcontractors, and the public safe during all projects,” said Adam Peters, Safety Director at KBE.
About KBE Building Corporation
Regionally located in Farmington, Conn., and Columbia, Md., KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, institutional, and retail markets. KBE has managed more than $2.5 billion in construction volume over the last decade and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally. Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.
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