The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – the global authority for the tilt-up industry – has announced the call for entries for the 2014 Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards.

The TCA created the Safety Awards program in order to recognize the contractors in the industry committed to maintaining safe working environments on their job sites. In 2007, this program was renamed “The Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards Program” in honor of past TCA president and champion of tilt-up construction safety, Al Engelman. Engelman helped introduce this industry awards program that now bears his name.

Presented annually at the TCA Convention, the Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards program was developed to enhance the TCA’s overall mission to improve the industry through recognition and education, while providing a special emphasis on safety.

“We feel it is important to keep safety as a top priority and the Safety Awards program is a way of honoring firms that succeed in creating a safe jobsite,” said Mitch Bloomquist, managing director for the TCA.

The TCA’s Safety Awards Program recognizes companies based on the following categories:
• Best Tilt-Up Safety Achievement Award: recognizes the firm with the lowest incident rate in 2013. Multiple companies with a zero Incident rate will result in the award given to the company with the highest number of annual work hours.
• Most Improved Safety Achievement Award: recognizes the firm with the most improved incident rate in 2013 from the numbers reported in 2012.
• Zero Lost time Accident Achievement Award: provided to all submitting companies who achieved an incident rate of zero for 2013.
• Certificate of Recognition: awarded to all companies whose incident rate fell below the national average for structure contractors, a number that is made available by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Submissions must be received by TCA no later than Aug. 8, 2014. The application is available for download at www.tilt-up.org/awards/safety.

Winners will be announced at the Tilt-Up Awards Gala, sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group, during the TCA Annual Convention in San Jose, Calif. on Sept. 29, 2014.

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