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all management meetings and is a part of the decision-making
process in the planning and execution of projects. At the firm's
weekly management meeting on Mondays, safety discussions
are paramount.
Lee says it's definitely worth the effort of filling out the CSEA
award application and then preparing for the presentation.
"The first phase of the judging process was for me, by my
peers, which is a big compliment," he says. "Then on the national
level, the judges were safety experts, and you can't pull the
wool over their eyes. It was great that they acknowledged the
success of our safety program."
AGC members should consider applying for the CSEA, if only
for the reaction they get from their employees when they win,
Lee says.
"Our employees are so excited when we win," he says. "This
is the third time that we won first place, and we got second
a couple of other times. Our employees take it with pride and
are as excited as we are about it. For that, I think it's worth it."
AGC safety director Kevin Cannon says that Willis has been
supporting the safety awards program since 1986, and the current program has been in place for 18 years.
"Willis has been a very good partner supporting safety,"
Cannon says. "Over the years we've improved the program, and
now it's what I'd like to be considered the most prestigious safety
awards program for the construction industry."
The two-part judging in which finalists must conduct a fiveminute presentation in front of an independent panel of judges
makes the contest even more rigorous.

"There are no scripted questions by the judges, so this
requires that applicants really know their company's safety
program," he says.
While having little or no injuries on the job is an important part of the CSEA judging process, what really makes
a contractor stand out in this contest is the commitment of
management.
"Most contractors recognize that a lack of commitment
by upper management causes a safety program to become
stagnant," Cannon says. "Quite often you'll see the finalists'
executives, including their CEO, participate in the presentations, which speaks to their commitment to safety."
Another critical factor in winning the CSEA award is innovation - what are some innovative policies implemented in
the company to promote safety?
The CSEA award program conducts exit interviews with the
finalists to hear their thoughts about the application process,
he says. The primary purpose for the program is to improve,
but it's also helpful to learn from the finalists how their firms
and employees benefit from participating.
Quite often, just going through the process of completing
the application requires contractors to take an in-depth look
at the program, Cannon says.
"They thought they were doing well before, but this process shows them how they could do better," he says. "That's
what I view as the most important benefit of the program: it
encourages contractors to undertake a thoughtful review of
their safety program."
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - May/June 2017

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Selling Construction as a Career: A New Approach to Recruiting the Next Generation of Workers
Chapter Connection
Daytona Rising: Fast & Furious … & Victorious
Chapter Connection
Simonson Says
Making Safety Second Nature: W.S. Bellows Construction Wins Top Safety Award
Technology Toolbox
Digging It: Excavators Dish Dirt on Staying Competitive in an Ever-Changing Market
Member and Chapter News
Products & Services Marketplace
Equipment Guide
Index to Advertisers
Final Inspection
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Constructor - May/June 2017 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - May/June 2017 - 8
Constructor - May/June 2017 - President’s Message
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Constructor - May/June 2017 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - May/June 2017 - Selling Construction as a Career: A New Approach to Recruiting the Next Generation of Workers
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Constructor - May/June 2017 - Chapter Connection
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