Out of 25 finalists, McCarthy Improvement Company received the ROSE (Recognition of Safety Excellence) award from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Iowa.
AGC selects the ROSE award recipient that displays the highest standard in safety practices including quality safety programs with active employee participation, safety training, and work site hazard identification and control. The winner must also achieve zero work site fatalities and multi-catastrophic injuries.
McCarthy Improvement accepted the honor ast the 2022 ROSE Award winner during a luncheon on Jan. 11 at the AGC of Iowa 101st Annual Convention in Des Moines.
“We’re extremely proud of our team for taking our culture of safety and health so seriously. It’s an honor to see that commitment recognized by the AGC,” said Shane Hauman, interim president of McCarthy Improvement.
At the end of 2022, McCarthy Improvement completed its second consecutive calendar year without a time-lost incident which is defined as an incident that results in a disability or an employee missing work due to injury. McCarthy’s last time-lost incident was in October 2020, marking more than 800 days since the last occurrence.
McCarthy Improvement Safety Manager Donna Said also recognized the entire management team for their commitment to safety through the OSHA 30 Certification training.
“Every manager within our company, from foreman to top executives, have completed 30 hours of rigorous health and safety training through OSHA 30. While the training itself is popular, it’s certainly unique for all members of management to have this achievement,” according to Ms. Said. “I am so very proud of our team’s commitment to identifying and correcting unsafe behavior and conditions before incidents occur,” she added.
The OSHA 30 course is designed to teach those in a leadership role how to identify, predict and
avoid recognizable hazards in the work environment. All McCarthy employees have the authority to shut down production if they perceive an activity to be unsafe.