There is a rhythm and an abstract beauty to the braces supporting a tilt-up panel during construction.
TCA There is a rhythm and an abstract beauty to the braces supporting a tilt-up panel during construction.

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced the call for entries for the 2016 Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards.

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.

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. Awards are presented annually at the TCA Convention.

“With all of the industry advancements that are taking place, safety remains a top priority,” said Barclay Gebel, chair of TCA’s Safety Committee. “The safety awards program is a way to recognize and honor the companies who are going above and beyond to ensure a safe jobsite for their employees,” said Gebel.

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 2015. 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 2015 from the numbers reported in 2014.
  • Zero Lost time Accident Achievement Award: provided to all submitting companies who achieved an incident rate of zero for 2015.
  • 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. 12, 2016. The application is available for download here. Winners will be announced at the Tilt-Up Awards Gala, sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group, during the International Tilt-Up Convention and Expo, Oct. 10, 2016 in Denver, Colo.