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Pacific Rim wins National Safety Excellence Award

Updated: Mar 29

Picture from right, Robert Mendoza, general superintendent; Kathleen David, general manager; and Thomas Cruz, safety director. The three executives accepted the National Safety Excellence Award on behalf of Pacific Rim at the 34th Annual National Excellence in Construction Awards at ABC Convention 2024, Kissimee, Florida.

By Pacific Island Times News Staff

Pacific Rim Constructors Inc. received a National Safety Excellence Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors at the 34th annual Excellence in Construction Awards during ABC Convention 2024 held March 14 in Orlando, Florida.

Pacific Rim received a National Safety Excellence Award for the general contractor category (NAICS 236). From a pool of 2,300, this award was presented to only eight contractors nationwide.

“We're immensely proud of our company's safety culture and the honor of receiving this prestigious safety award. This recognition and remarkable milestone reaffirm our unwavering commitment to prioritizing safety above all else. It's a testament to the dedication and hard work of every member of our team," said Keith Stewart, president and CEO.

The 2023 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum or Gold status in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System in 2023, reflective of their 2022 safety performance


During the selection process, contractors were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations, and interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Health and Safety Committee.

“Health and safety are core values for Pacific Rim, deeply integrated into the company’s actions and decision-making processes,” said Buddy Henley, national chair of the ABC board of directors and president of Henley Construction Co. Inc. based in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

“Pacific Rim does not compromise on safety, relentlessly ensuring every employee arrives and leaves the job site in the same or better condition every day. Among the NSEA winners are several ABC Top Performers, which demonstrates the positive impact of implementing strong safety programs. Join me in thanking this top safety contractor for the example they set in this industry," Henley added.

The National Safety Excellence Awards are presented in three major North American Industry Classification System code categories: NAICS 236—Construction of Buildings; NAICS 237—Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction; and NAICS 238—Specialty Trade Contractors. ABC’s STEP Safety Management System provides contractors and suppliers with a robust, no-cost framework for measuring safety data and benchmarking with peers in the industry.

The self-assessment tool helps participants identify real opportunities for scalable growth in their safety programs to lower their total recordable incident rates.

CNA, one of ABC’s strategic partners, is the presenting sponsor of the National Safety Excellence Awards. (Pacific Rim Constructors)


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