In 2019, NECA established the NECA Safety Ambassadors Medal to recognize a NECA member that exemplifies superior performance in the area of workplace safety by providing effective and outstanding leadership, support, and recognition to all employees that lead by example. In 2020, Milwaukee Tool became the sponsor of this prestigious award.
The 2021 NECA Safety Ambassadors Medal, sponsored by Milwaukee Tool, is awarded to the NECA member with the best record in the Safety Excellence and achieving zero Injuries in addition to achieving the best-in-class OSHA statistics in 2020. The recipient, Forest Electric Corporation, excelled in this area, and is an example of consistently managing safety as a core value and an integral part of the electrical contracting business.
The NECA Safety Ambassadors Medal recipient is selected for achieving a superior safety performance in both of the NECA Recognition of Safety Achievement Programs. This cumulative score is based on an overall point system for having injury and illness rates and an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) which were both by far better than OSHA and insurance minimum industry standards. Achieving this year's NECA Safety Ambassadors Medal, Forest Electric Corporation has demonstrated a significant safety commitment and has upheld the highest of level of safety standards during 2020.
NECA congratulates Forest Electric Corporation and Harry Sassaman, President, for achieving the 2021 NECA Safety Ambassadors Medal, sponsored by Milwaukee Tool. The steadfast commitment to personnel and jobsite safety and maintaining the highest level of safety professionalism, reflects admirable safety focus of Forest Electric Corporation. This exemplary performance is held in high regard among all NECA members that also strive for world class safety in all their projects.
The medal was presented to Forest Electric Corporation during the 2021 NECA Safety Professionals Conference, held virtually May 25–26.
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