Flatiron Construction wins prestigious National Safety Award
Longmont, CO, March 21, 2005 – On Wednesday, March 16 the Associated General Contractors (AGC) declared Flatiron Construction winner of the 2005 National Safety Excellence Award. Flatiron demonstrated the best safety training program, the most active employee involvement, and the highest level of management commitment all while achieving zero work fatalities and zero multi-catastrophic injuries in the Highway Division for over one million work hours.
“This is an extremely important award for us because safety is our number one priority, and to be recognized as the best nationally is a great accomplishment,” says Flatiron’s Corporate Safety Manager Chris Peck. “This award is a testament to the successful commitment our field personnel and management have made towards safety.”
Through a rigorous selection process, Flatiron was chosen by our local chapter, the Colorado Contractor’s Association, for national award consideration. Flatiron then submitted a written application which was evaluated by the National Health and Safety Committee. The committee pared over 140 applicants down to just three finalists in each division.
On Sunday, March 13, Flatiron CEO Garry Crabtree and Mr. Peck presented Flatiron’s safety program to a panel of five expert judges. In the sixth annual ceremony — an awards breakfast at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas — Chris Peck and Division President Curt Weltz accepted the award on behalf of Flatiron.