Blackeagle Energy Services Receives Safety Award Two Years in a Row
BERTHOUD, Colo., Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Blackeagle Energy Services (“Blackeagle”), a leader in the utility and energy construction industries, has been awarded the Distribution Contractors Association (“DCA”) Arthur T. Everham Safety Award for the second year in a row. The DCA established the award in 1986 to recognize contractors with exceptional safety programs. Blackeagle took first place among companies that worked 600,000-1,300,000 man-hours in 2017 after tying for first in 2016.
Presented annually, the prestigious award is named for Mr. Everham, who founded a construction company in the early 1950s to serve the oil and natural gas industries. When he joined DCA, he advocated for safety in an industry that, at the time, was rife with hazards. After his passing, the DCA named its safety award for him.
“To win this a second year in a row really validates what we are doing in safety,” said Blackeagle Director of Environmental Health and Safety George Bunker. “This doesn’t just happen. We have worked hard at making safety part of our culture; from employee selection, through training and planning, and finally worksite execution. We reinforce safe behavior with our good-catch recognition program, safety audits and weekly craft-level performance scorecards that span the life of our projects, making sure everyone in our organization understands our commitment to a safe work environment.”
This year 47 contractors were considered for the Arthur T. Everham Safety Award in four categories based on the number of hours worked without an incident. To determine the winners, DCA thoroughly reviews Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) logs and safety documentation.
Rigorous judging criteria include:
- the number of OSHA lost-workday cases,
- the number of OSHA restricted-duty days,
- the number of first-aid cases,
- the number of fatalities,
- the presence of a documented safety program,
- the use of a drug-testing program, and
- the experience modification rate (EMR), a number used by insurance companies to gauge both the past cost of injuries and future risk.
“I am very proud of everyone in the company that achieved this, especially the crews in the field that work safely every day,” said Blackeagle President Kevin Holfeld. “Safety performance is really a reflection of the quality of our people. Everyone’s expectation, from myself to every crewmember, is to work safely and efficiently.”
About Blackeagle Energy Services
Exceeding client expectations since 1986, Blackeagle Energy Services is a premier provider of services to energy companies and specializes in building and maintaining our nation’s energy infrastructure with pipeline and facility construction, integrity management, field maintenance and fabrication. Headquartered in northern Colorado, Blackeagle has major field offices in Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Ohio. It operates in 17 states from the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf States, across the Great Plains and into the Northeast.
For more information please visit www.blackeagleenergyservices.com.
About Distribution Contractors Association
DCA is a member-centered association. Members participate in a variety of committees and annual activities that ultimately benefit the entire industry. Members look to the association as an advocate for safety, a venue for networking and a voice in labor relations. The domain of DCA’s contractor members is within city gates, where the final link for pipeline, cable and duct systems is made to individual residences and industrial complexes. Contractor members of the DCA are contractors who provide specific distribution construction services, including fiber optic, cable and duct installation, and the installation, replacement and rehabilitation of gas pipelines.
For more information please visit www.dcaweb.org.
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