Boca Raton, Floria – The National Insulation Association (NIA) announced the 2015 Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award winners at its 61st Annual Convention/WIACO in Boca Raton, Florida, on April 21, 2016. The Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award is NIA’s highest industry honor and the only national award for outstanding safety performance in the mechanical insulation industry. NIA created the award program in 2004 to recognize top companies that have established structured safety programs to ensure the well-being of their employees and create safe working environments.
NIA’s Safety Award program honors 4 levels of excellence: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze for Associates (Manufacturers), Contractors, Distributors/Fabricators, and new for 2015: Metal Building Laminators.
In the Contractor category, 9 Irex subsidiaries were awarded the highest level:
- Advanced Energy Protection, LLC, Lancaster, PA
- Advanced Industrial Services, LLC, Toledo, OH
- Advanced Nuclear, LLC, Lancaster, PA
- Advanced Specialty Contractors, LLC, Aston, PA
- Atlantic Contracting & Specialties, LLC, Yonkers, NY
- Cornerstone Services Group, LLC, Kansas City, MO
- I-Star Energy Solutions, Lancaster, PA
- New States Contracting, LLC, Sayreville, NJ
- Summit Contracting, LLC, Salt Lake City, UT
NIA’s Executive Vice President/CEO Michele M. Jones said, “NIA applauds our member companies that make safety a top priority. Two years ago, we were excited to double the number of Platinum winners over the previous year, and this year we are thrilled to set a new record with 28 Platinum winners. We were also very pleased to increase the total number of Contractor applicant companies this year. NIA’s goal is to help our members take their safety programs to the next level to help ensure a safe workplace for all employees. We would like to congratulate all of this year’s winners.”
Throughout the judging process, applicant companies remain anonymous and winners are evaluated on the basis of their overall safety program, means of communication, and safety policy. The judging panel of expert safety professionals includes Health and Safety Committee leadership and NIA’s General Counsel and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Expert Gary Auman of Dunlevey, Mahan & Furry. All applicant companies receive an individualized and detailed Safety Training Analysis Results (STAR) Report, which includes personalized recommendations based on each applicant’s answers to the application questions.
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