SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 22, 2013) - Rosendin Electric, (www.rosendin.com), the nation's largest private electrical contractor and an employee-owned company, has received top honors in safety from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America, including the National 2013 AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Award and regional safety awards for the Oregon and California offices.
Rosendin Electric was awarded the First Place National 2013 AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Award, Specialty Division, for contractors with more than one million hours worked. The Award was created to recognize companies that have developed outstanding safety and loss prevention programs through a combination of management commitment, employee involvement, and program innovation.
Rosendin Electric received this award for its safety record and company-wide safety culture that empowers every employee to promote on-the-job safety. For example, the company issues "Stop Work" cards that can be used by any employee to promote safety on the job site. A "no-knife" policy has also been established, requiring all employees, office and field, to use only safe tools to minimize accidents. Furthermore, Rosendin Electric requires every Apprentice to maintain a safety portfolio, so Journeymen can track their equipment and procedures training. Safety is also a key part of Rosendin Electric project planning, and all field safety personnel are equipped with tablet computers so they have access to safety performance data and can identify potentially high-risk procedures.
In addition to the National Award, the AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter has recognized Rosendin Electric's Hillsboro, Oregon, office with a Recognition of Safety Excellence (ROSE) Award in the Specialty Division, more than one million man hours worked. The ROSE Award is presented by AGC area contractors to recognize their peers for best safety practices. Rosendin Electric was singled out for its passion and commitment to safety, and the empowerment given to employees when it comes to addressing safety issues.
Rosendin Electric also received a 2012 Safety Award of Excellence in the Specialty Division category for contractors with more than one million worker hours from the California AGC Chapter. This marks the seventh year in a row that Rosendin Electric has received recognition from the AGC California Chapter for its safety record.
"Every Rosendin Electric employee understands that safety is part of their job responsibility," said Marty Rouse, Vice President of Safety for Rosendin Electric. "We have always prided ourselves on maintaining a corporate culture centered on safety. The fact that we have garnered three AGC awards in a single year, including the top award for safety in the Specialty Division, is a welcome acknowledgement of our ongoing commitment to maintaining a safe workplace."
About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is the largest privately held electrical contractor in the United States. With over 3,000 employees and experience worldwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 90-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit www.rosendin.com.