Employee-owned company and member of the National Electrical Contractors Association, Rosendin Electric has racked up another honor in the safety arena.
The San Jose-based company, one of the largest electrical contractors in the U.S., was honored with the 2018 Grand Award for Construction Safety Excellence at the 19th Annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA). Rosendin also received the first place award for Specialty Contractor over three million man-hours.
In 2017, Rosendin worked 9,933,678 man-hours, with a total recordable incident rate of .91, the company said in a press release. It added that Rosendin's implemented policies and trainings have helped diminish job site hazards and involve employees and subcontract employees in every aspect of safety. They include a Stop Work Card, a principle that empowers Rosendin employees to judge any work situation and stop work at any time if they feel unsafe; a “5Why” Accident Investigation Form, which focuses discovering the root cause of the accident; a pre-task plan policy; and tool training posters.
Sponsored by Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company. Its purpose is “to recognize those construction companies who excel at safety performance,” according to the Associated General Contractors of America.
Contractors that applied for awards were reviewed for evidence of company management commitment; active employee participation; safety training; worksite hazard identification and control; and safety program innovation.
Rosendin Electric has a safety hotline that is available to all employees to report hazards, and continuing education/training, through Rosendin University, includes forklifts, confined space, NFPA 70E, OSHA 30 hour, Emergency and Crisis Management, and Motor Vehicle Operator trainings.
“Safety at Rosendin begins with passion,” Marty Rouse, VP Safety, said in the Rosendin press release. “Passion for ensuring that our people go home safe each day, for building projects that enhance the lives of people in our communities, and for building a greater tomorrow.”