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Commitment to Safety MAKES BOTTOM LINE $ENSE
BY STACEY KELLY
ompanies dedicated to exceptional safety continually demonstrate better productivity and efficiency, which translates into lower costs, on-time completion, and better quality. While employing effective safety practices is the right thing to do, it also brings financial benefits to the table, as evidence shows that lower injury rates lead to higher profit margins. Obviously, there exists great economic incentive for owners to work with safety-focused firms. Many progressive Builders Association members walk the walk by taking advantage of the BA’s safety services and programs, including quarterly Safety Forums, AGC safety training, safety awards, and its comprehensive
safety partnership with OSHA. In 2003, the Builders Association and OSHA established the partnership to assist members in achieving, maintaining, and strengthening their existing safety programs, as well as to have an opportunity to be recognized for excellence in occupational safety and health training for their workers. The numbers tell a story of success. Partnership members had a collective Total Case Incident Rate of 3.7 in 2008, signiﬁcantly lower than national numbers for construction overall (4.7) and nonresidential construction overall (4.4). In 2009, the Partnership’s TCIR of 3.37 again registered as far safer than those national averages (4.3, 3.6).
The Association recently established a new program, SafeSite, to further illustrate members’ strong safety records. Companies eligible for SafeSite status will belong to the partnership, perform annual safety training and participate in forums, and demonstrate incident rates equal to or below the national average. For a look at the contractors involved in the Builders Association’s Safety Partnership with OSHA, what partnering with one of those contractors means for your jobsite or how our safety services beneﬁt Chicagoland’s construction industry as a whole, visit www.bldrs.org. A
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Chicago 2011
Building Chicago 2011
A Message from the Builders Association President
The Green Path to Collaboration
What is The Builders Association?
Economic Incentives of Safety
Index of Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
Building Chicago 2011