Safest In The Industry


2018 Safe Day Awards - June 6, 2018

For Alabama's Construction Industry, safety comes first and it's that idea that brought together companies from around the state for the 14th Annual Safe Day. 

Founded to honor companies with outstanding corporate safety and health plans and superior safety initiatives, Safe Day is known as the event that helps bring safety awareness to the forefront of the industry.  “It is a known fact that this event not only recognizes excellence in safety, but that it also saves lives,” said ABC of Alabama President Jay Reed. “There are no secrets in safety, and we believe this event will only enhance and highlight the excellent strides the construction industry has made in this arena. As an association, we are committed through our strategic plan to ensure safety was a priority in our strategic plan and to pause and celebrate the fruits of our members’ labor is humbling.”

This year, the event was held on June 7 at the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel. Like last year, Safe Day kicked off with safety seminars—and plenty of time for attendees to network with exhibitors—and then the agenda transitioned into the highlight of the day: the lunch. Bruce Bright served as the day’s keynote speaker, and during the luncheon the Annual Safest in the Industry Awards were presented. Volkert, Inc.’s Corporate Health and Safety Coordinator Steven McGill was awarded Safety Director of the Year.” Among the day’s awards were the Eagle Awards, which were presented to Rives Construction, Brasfield & Gorrie, C.S. Beatty Construction and Thompson Engineering. Numerous Gold Awards and STEP Awards were given out to as well, along with Innovation in Safety Awards, which highlight individual programs companies created and implemented to further their safety efforts. “First and foremost, I want to thank all of the sponsors and ABC of Alabama staff for making the event possible,” said Cody Jackson, safety and environmental manager at Dunn Construction Company. “It is vital that we highlight the importance of safety in our respective industries, and I believe there is no better way than Safe Day. As usual, we had a wonderful crowd with excellent speakers.”

2018 Safest In The Industry Awards

Safety Director of the Year

Steven D. McGill – Volkert, Inc.

Eagle Awards

Rives Construction Co., Inc. – General Contractor
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC – General Contractor
C.S. Beatty Construction, Inc. - Subcontractor
Thompson Engineering, Inc. – Specialty/Other

Gold Awards

Adkins & Kimbrough Mechanical, LLC
Ard Contracting, Inc.
Auburn Electrical Construction
Bailey-Harris Construction Co., Inc.
Bhate Geosciences Corp.
Brawco, Inc.
Bright Future Electric, LLC
Doster Construction Co., Inc.
Dunn Building Company, LLC
Dunn Construction Company, Inc.
Garrison Steel Fabricators
Hardy Corporation
Hoar Construction, LLC
Marathon Electrical Contractors
M.J. Harris Construction Services
Murray Building Company, Inc.
Premier Service Company, Inc.
Robins & Morton
Volkert, Inc.
White-Spunner Construction, Inc.

Innovation in Safety Award

Rives Construction - Employee Authorization to STOP Work Card
Garrison Steel - Iron Worker Training Program
C.S. Beatty Construction - It's All About You
Hardy Corporation - Safety Incentive and Recognition Program
Brasfield & Gorrie - Safety App
Robins & Morton - Enterprise Wide Safety Team Meeting
Dunn Construction - Stretch & Focus