NAHB named 14 winners for the 11th annual NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) for their commitment to strong safety programs. The winners were recognized at the SAFE reception held during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando.
The awards recognize member companies, workers and other individuals for the excellent safety programs that make them leaders in the residential construction industry.
“It gives me great pleasure to recognize the recipients of this year’s SAFE awards,” said NAHB Construction, Safety and Health Committee Chairman Carl Harris, a builder and the co-founder of Carl Harris Co. Inc. from Wichita, Kansas. “Safety is no longer an afterthought in our industry. Our employees and our reputations are too valuable to put at risk. Safety should be in forefront of every project, from budget through completion, and we wish to recognize those individuals and companies that have demonstrated a commitment to safety above and beyond the industry standard.”
NAHB Safety Professional of the Year
Jeff Palumbo, Shea Homes, Colorado
Remodeler Safety Program of the Year
Irons Brothers Construction, Inc., Seattle
Single-Family Builders Safety Program of the Year
Rinaldi Builders LLC, Madisonville, La.
Summit Custom Homes, Lees Summit, Mo.
Multifamily Safety Program of the Year
Andres Construction LLC, Dallas
Innovative Safety Program/Idea of the Year
NterNow, Marietta, Ga.
NAHB-Affiliated Association Safety Program of the Year
HBA of Metro Denver
Associate Member Safety Program of the Year
Iacoboni Site Specialists Inc., Baltimore
Judges Special Recognition Award
Habitat for Humanity International, Americus, Ga.
Federal/State Plan OSHA Official of the Year
Chad D. Vivian, Englewood, Colo.
NAHB Student Chapter Safety Program of the Year – High Schools/Career Technical
Shadow Ridge High School, Surprise, Colo.
NAHB Student Chapter Safety Program of the Year – Colleges/Universities
State University of New York at Delhi
Leadership in Construction Safety Award
Don Pratt, Construction Education & Consulting Services, Auburn Hills, Mich.
For additional information on the SAFE awards, please visit nahb.org/safe.