Entries Are Now Being Accepted for the 2017 NCMA/ICPI Safety Awards Program

February 26, 2018
OVERVIEW

Entries are now being accepted for the NCMA/ICPI Safety Awards Program. The program recognizes safety-conscious Producer and Associate Members of the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) and the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), as evidenced by exemplary safety records. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The NCMA/ICPI Safety Awards Program is open to all production and manufacturing facilities of Producer or Associate Members of NCMA or ICPI in good standing during the reporting period. Eligibility is limited to facilities with production or manufacturing personnel as reported on their Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 300A logs or equivalent Canadian injury reports.

The awards are for the annual reporting period beginning January 1st and concluding December 31st of the previous calendar year. All facilities with fatalities recorded during the period covered by the program are automatically disqualified from receiving any safety award for the period covered.

To enter, complete and submit the Safety Awards Program Entry Form by March 7, 2018. You may submit multiple facilities per entry form providing they all operate under the same company. Submitted figures must represent all employees at each plant or location for which a separate OSHA log or equivalent Canadian injury report is kept. Award winners will be notified by April 3, 2018.

NO ENTRY FEE

There is no entry fee for submitting an entry form. Fees are only assessed if you wish to receive an award plaque(s) for eligible facilities. Once NCMA has determined the eligibility criteria have been met, each applicant will be invoiced according the plaques being awarded as listed in the Award Fees below. Each Producer or Associate member may enter multiple facilities on the same entry form. If desired, companies entering multiple winning facilities can receive a company plaque along with a plaque for each eligible facility for which they are qualified (Milestone, Platinum, Gold or Silver). The awards will not be ordered until confirmation from the applicant has been received. Please see below for information on determination of awards. Confirmation of plaque orders must be received by April 17, 2018.

AWARD FEES

The following fees apply for plaques.

Platinum Plaque US $130 per facility
Gold Plaque US $115 per facility
Silver Plaque US $115 per facility
Milestone Award US $230 per facility
Company Plaque US $140
SAFETY AWARDS CATEGORIES

There are four categories of awards.

MILESTONE AWARD
This highly coveted award is bestowed only upon those NCMA/ICPI Producer or Associate member facilities with more than five consecutive years of Safety Awards Program entries with zero OSHA (or equivalent Canadian injury report) recordable injuries.

ANNUAL AWARDS
The Platinum, Gold, and Silver Awards are given based on the following formulas for Incidence Rate (IR) and Days Away, Restrictions, and Transfers Rate (DART):

(Number of Recordable Injuries) x 40,000
IR = ---------------------------------------------------------
(Total Number of Hours Worked)

(Total Number of DART Incidents) x 40,000
DART Rate = ----------------------------------------------------------------
(Total Number of Hours Worked)

‘Number of Recordable Injuries’ is the sum total of all recordable injuries for a plant (sum of Items G, H, I, and J on the OSHA 300A log).

‘DART incidents’ is the sum of incidents that cause day(s) away from work (Item H on OSHA 300A log) and incidents with job transfer or restriction (Item I on OSHA 300A log).

Additionally, the number of deaths must also be reported (Item G on OSHA 300A log).

‘Total Number of Hours worked’ is for all personnel for the facility being reported on the form. Data from the relevant Canadian equivalent reporting system is acceptable.

PLATINUM SAFETY AWARD
The PLATINUM Safety Award, the highest level of safety achievement in a single year, is given to all NCMA/ICPI Producer or Associate member facilities with an Incident Rate (IR) of zero during the award reporting period.

GOLD SAFETY AWARD
The GOLD Safety Award is given to all NCMA/ICPI Producer or Associate member facilities with a DART Rate no greater than 1 AND an Incident Rate (IR) no greater than 2 during the award reporting period. Facilities with a death during the reporting period are not eligible for an award.

SILVER SAFETY AWARD
The SILVER Safety Award is given to all NCMA/ICPI Producer or Associate member facilities with a DART Rate greater than 1 but not greater than 2 AND an Incident Rate (IR) no greater than 3 during the award reporting period. Facilities with a death during the reporting period are not eligible for an award.

NOTE that NCMA and ICPI reserve the right to audit online entries for accuracy.

Please submit your entries online at www.ncma.org/safety.

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