Pinkard Construction Co., Lakewood, maintained a safety record that earned the company recognition in the general contractor category of ABC’s National Safety Excellence Awards. Pinkard representatives received the award Feb. 22 during the 22nd annual Excellence in Construction awards celebration at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.

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From left: ABC 2012 National Chairman Eric Regelin presents the national award to Safety Director Justin Chivers, Pinkard Construction, and Pinkard Vice President of Operations Mark Olesen.

Two key safety statistics played a role in Pinkard’s earning the award: a current, and ongoing 1.25 million man-hours worked without a lost-time accident and a steadily improving OSHA recordable incident rate, which culminated in a 1.2 rate in 2010. The national average rate is approximately 5.5.

“ABC is proud to honor Pinkard Construction Co. with a National Safety Excellence Award for demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to safety and outstanding safety performance,” said Michael D. Bellaman, ABC president and CEO. “Pinkard has truly shown a dedication to becoming one of the leaders for the industry by striving to create the safest work environment possible for its employees.”

The 2011 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond and Platinum status in ABC’s Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) program. During the selection, national safety winners were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable rates and interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Environment, Health and Safety Committee.