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Midyear Meeting Recognizes Excellence in Safety
AGC HOUSTON MEMBERS GATHERED
at the Junior League of Houston on
Thursday, July 16, 2015 to hear legendary international racing car driver and
automotive sports announcer Derek Daly,
and to recognize commercial contractor
and subcontractor companies who won
Director of Safety Services Kim
Mason reported on safety issues and
new safety initiatives being reviewed
by the Occupational Safety & Health
Administration (OSHA). In addition, she
recognized AGC Houston members Anslow
Bryant Construction, Ltd.; Brookstone, LP;
SpawGlass Construction Corp.; Keystone
Concrete; TAS Commercial Concrete
Construction, LLC; and W. S. Bellows Con-
struction Corp. for recently signing an
OSHA Strategic Partnership.
During the safety program, we recognized more than 80 AGC Houston member
companies for participating in the Safety
Stand-Down event May 5-15, which broke
all previous records. More than 12,500
construction workers took part in safety
demonstrations on fall protection over
the course of two weeks-despite massive rainfall and local flooding issues that
affected construction jobsites.
Mason also recognized Safety Com-mittee
Chair Susan Phillips, Tellepsen, and Co-Chair
David Hales, Peterson Beckner Industries,
Inc., and encouraged members to attend
the monthly Safety Committee meetings.
OSHA representatives Mark Briggs and
Joann Figueroa made a brief guest appearance and spoke about national and local
Congratulations to These Members who Earned Safety Excellence Awards!
AGC Houston Safety Director of the Year/
Ray Lambright Safety Excellence Award
Kevin Virag, Gilbane Building Company
Kevin Virag is the Regional Safety Manager for Gilbane Building
Company's Southwest Region, located in Downtown Houston.
Virag has been with Gilbane Building Company in a safety capacity for over a decade and was asked to be the Safety Manager in
April 2015. In his short time as Regional Safety Manager, Virag has
made strides towards promoting a culture of safety at Gilbane
Building Company, and enriching current and future projects with
a collaborative approach to safety.
Prior to his appointment in April, Virag was the Safety Director on
six office buildings on the ExxonMobil Campus in The Woodlands.
Under the leadership of Kevin and his colleagues, the ExxonMobil
Campus has achieved nearly 30 million (30,000,000) safe working
hours, with only minimal work incidents. Over his five-year tenure
on the project, there have been no single recordable incidents on
any of the six office buildings. Due to his continual commitment
to the project and his workers, he was recognized by Gilbane and
given the opportunity to serve the region in the same capacity.
[L-R]: Ray Lambright Award recipient Kevin Virag, Gilbane Building Company;
Derek Daly; and Dan Gilbane, Gilbane Building Company.
AGC Houston Specialty Contractor Award Small Contractor Category
Allstate Commercial Flooring
Since its formation January 2008,
Allstate Commercial Flooring has
operated with a spotless safety record,
for which Charlie Adams, President
of the the company stated: "We are
proud of our record, but more importantly, we want to have OSHA's aid in
keeping our workers safe on the job
site. We recently had a safety class for Susan Phillips, Tellepsen,
all of the field employees and every- presents Jeff Dickens, Allstate
Flooring with the
one came away with a new apprecia- Commercial
Specialty Contractor Award tion of hidden dangers (in our jobs)". Small Contractor Category.
AGC Houston Specialty Contractor Award Large Contractor Category
Fast Track Specialties, LP
Clinton Forsyth, Safety/Field
Operations Manager, serves on
numerous trade industry safety
committees that include the
AGC Houston Safety Committee.
According to the company,
"Clinton's commitment to
safety is endless. Together with
management, he has done
David Hales, Peterson Beckner
an outstanding job to endure Industries, right, presents the Specialty
the safety of all Fast Track Contractor Award - Large Contractor
Category - to Clinton Forsyth, Fast Track
Specialties, LP employees. Our Specialties, LP.
employees produce and perform in unique safety videos on specific topics, which are used
for educational purposes at companywide safety meetings."
The company provides many resources to promote safety for
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Cornerstone - Fall 2015
From the Chairman of the Board, Bill Scott, III
From the President/CEO, Jerry Nevlud
Big Money for Contractors and Other Victories for the Commercial Construction Industry
Best Practices: Look Before You Leap – HR Advice on Knowing the Whole Story
In Memoriam: Remembering AGC Houston Members
Midyear Meeting Recognizes Excellence in Safety
AGC Houston Members Recognized at Texas Building Branch 2015 Convention
Committed to Safety
C3 Hosts Town Hall Meeting for Specialty Contractors
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