It’s no understatement to say that 2011 was another great safety year for Nooter Construction Company (Nooter). Honored through recognitions and various safety awards from some of industry’s premier trade associations, Nooter continues its legacy as one of today’s leading industrial and mechanical contractors.
Steel Tank Institute and Steel Plate Fabricators Association Recognizes Nooter for Safety Achievement
In April 2012, Nooter Construction Philadelphia and RMF Nooter were recognized for experiencing a minimum of 10 percent reduction in OSHA total recordable incidence rate as compared to average total incidence rate over the past three years.
This significant safety recognition for both companies, the Safety Award of Achievement in 2011 continues to affirm Nooter Construction Company’s dedication to eliminating safety risks on projects and jobsites nationwide.
The honor by the Steel Tank Institute and Steel Plate Fabricators Association further demonstrates the union association’s recognition of Nooter’s fabrication expertise.
Thomas J. Reynolds Awards for Excellence in Construction Safety and Health
On May 16, 2012, the Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) awarded RMF Nooter and Delta Nooter significant category awards for the respective companies’ exceptional efforts to prevent the occurrence of serious injury on the jobsite or low Days Away, Restricted or Transferred (DART) rate.
Both companies and Nooter, the parent company, were winners of the annual Thomas J. Reynolds Awards for Excellence in Construction Safety and Health during a special ceremony at the 2012 TAUC Leadership Conference in Hilton Head, S.C.
In 1988, the awards program was renamed to honor long- serving NEA member Thomas J. Reynolds. A U.S. Navy veteran, Reynolds spent more than 40 years in the construction industry, starting out as a union ironworker, boilermaker, and millwright.
Nooter, RMF Nooter and Delta Nooter were recognized for achieving a zero DART (Days Away, Restricted or Transferred) rate in the following categories:
• Over 1 Million Hours Worked Without a DART Case | RMF Nooter
• Less than 99,999 Hours Worked Without a DART Case | Delta Nooter
A certificate of achievement for posting a DART rate of 25 percent or more below the national average as calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics was awarded to Nooter Construction Company.
Nooter Honored by American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Association for Meritorious Safety Efforts
Also in May, the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Association honored contractors including Nooter at a dinner awards ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas.
The 18th Annual Safety Awards Celebration honored 59 regular member companies represented by 81 refineries and 75 petrochemical plants with a grand total of 349 awards. Fifty-five associate member companies were recognized for their excellent safety performance with 328 awards for their efforts in 120 facilities.
Nooter Construction Company and Wyatt Field Service Company were honored with Meritorious Safety Performance
Awards for various projects including:
• BP refinery in Toledo, Ohio for 30,000 man-hours, which realized no injuries and a contractor total recordable incidence rate of 0.8 or less
• PBF Energy in Delaware City, Del., for 526,000 manhours, which realized no injuries and a contractor total recordable incidence rate of 0.8 or less
• PBF Energy in Paulsboro, N.J., for 64,000 man-hours, which realized no injuries and a contractor total recordable incidence rate of 0.8 or less
Nooter Corporate Safety Director Tim Racicot attended the gala dinner and brought home the honors on behalf of both Nooter divisions.
Nooter Receives Two “Zero Injury Safety” Awards from National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee
Rounding out safety achievements for 2011, Nooter’s Manager of Safety Tony Templet, Compliance Manager Monica Mizgerd and Vice President of Construction John Walling attended the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee’s 11th Annual Zero Injury Safety Awards Gala last October in Washington, D.C., at the National Building Museum.
As Nooter’s official safety liaisons, Templet and Mizgerd accepted two Zero Injury Safety Awards, one for 81,000 man-hours completed at Dynegy in Baldwin, Ill., and the other for a 59,000 man-hour project for Husky Energy conducted in Lima, Ohio.
“These particular awards were extra special for us because they rightfully recognize both the contractor [Nooter] and the clients and the Building Trades Unions,” said Templet. “The partnership and teaming between owners, contractors and unions are essential to project success especially when it comes to safety.”
Nooter Construction Company along with respective union partners, Boilermakers Local Union No. 363 in Baldwin, Ill., and Boilermakers Local Union No. 85 in Lima, Ohio, were recognized for zero OSHA-recordable injuries working on these two major maintenance projects.