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NAPA OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS: ASPHALT OPERATIONS SAFETY INNOVATION AWARDS

Improving Safety Culture
and Accountability
Fast, fun safety training programs and events to engage employees
By Martha K. Silver

S

afety is an important effort to
get workers and the driving
public home to their families.
Companies continually get
new employees that require
training, and existing employees
should regularly review safety best
practices.
The Asphalt Operations
Safety Innovation Award salutes
companies that go one step further
to design and implement a product.
The winner and finalist of this
year's award show that increased
safety awareness pays off for
companies and increases employee
morale.

WINNER
Lakeside Industries Inc.
Issaquah, Wash.
Motivating employees to focus on
safety training is always a challenge.
Some employees have heard the
training so many times before,
others are distracted by work that
is waiting for them, and others
wonder if it is all necessary. To make
safety engaging and fun, Lakeside
Industries has added the excitement
of competition by creating the Super
Bowl of Safety.
Started in 2015, the Super
Bowl of Safety is an annual intracompany safety competition
for creating safety awareness,
accountability, and performance
improvement. The first Super Bowl
of Safety Quiz was administered

Lakeside's Super Bowl of Safety is a safety
culture win.

as part of a series of interactive
divisional safety meetings.
"What makes the Super Bowl
of Safety innovative is the way
it leveraged our commitment in
2015 to make safety meetings more
engaging and meaningful by being
interactive and focusing on solving
problems," Lakeside Industries'
Director of Risk Management Cal
Beyer said. "The Super Bowl of
Safety Quiz incorporates real safety
issues from operational exposures
faced in the daily work of asphalt
production and paving.
At each divisional safety meeting,
groups of up to six employees with
diverse backgrounds and different
jobs were organized into teams. The

highest three scoring teams in the
division won gift cards; tie-breaker
questions were used, as necessary.
Divisions competed against divisions
on the basis of average scores per
team. The top scoring six divisions
then went on to compete in the
Super Bowl of Safety playoffs for the
chance to win bragging rights and a
traveling trophy, an announcement
in the company newsletter, and
recognition at the annual Safety
Awards Brunch.
"The Super Bowl of Safety
exceeded our expectations at being
able to create an organizational
'buzz' for safety. It was quickly
embraced and gained momentum
as the event took on a life of its
own," Beyer said. "The 'buzz'
continued over the winter offseason and when employees
returned for the 2016 season, they
were asking if there was going to be
another Super Bowl of Safety."
In 2016, the format of the Super
Bowl of Safety was expanded. It was
decided that instead of playoffs, all
divisions would participate in the
Safety Management Assessment,
Field Safety Audit, and the Review of
Safety Accountability documentation
quizzes, regardless of how they
scored on the initial Safety Quiz. The
winner would be the division that
scored the most points.
The three-part competition
included questions ranging
from basic safety best practices;
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017

President’s Perspective
Industry News
Back to Basics: Quality Matters
Thinlay Projects on the Ground
NAPA Operational Excellence Awards
Outstanding Brochure Award: Differentiating With Diamonds
Community Involvement Awards: Community Values
Ecological Award: Think Green
Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation Awards: Improving Safety Culture and Accountability
Outstanding Website Award: Asphalt Pavement Resources at Your Fingertips
Industry Calendar
Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - 8
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - President’s Perspective
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - 10
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Industry News
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - 12
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - 13
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - 14
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Back to Basics: Quality Matters
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - 16
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - 17
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Thinlay Projects on the Ground
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - NAPA Operational Excellence Awards
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - 26
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Outstanding Brochure Award: Differentiating With Diamonds
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Community Involvement Awards: Community Values
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - 30
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Ecological Award: Think Green
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation Awards: Improving Safety Culture and Accountability
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Outstanding Website Award: Asphalt Pavement Resources at Your Fingertips
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Industry Calendar
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
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