San Diego-based Dynalectric Co., a subsidiary of EMCOR, Norwalk, Conn., was recently presented a first place Safety Excellence Award by the San Diego Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) in the Specialty Division for 300,000 to 700,000 work hours. Furthermore, Dynalectric received additional recognition from AGC, garnering an incremental high-level Construction Safety and Excellence Award within the same category from the AGC national organization.

"At Dynalectric, and across the entire EMCOR organization, we are passionate about the safety of our workers — we have made a commitment to the goal of achieving zero accidents so they may return home safely every day, " says Philip Petersen, president and CEO of Dynalectric. "We are extremely gratified to be recognized for these efforts, and we thank our employees for their dedication and continued support of our critical safety programs. "

.Dynalectric's commitment to safety is part of a multi-tiered, integrated approach that includes a Zero Accident program, as well as a host of supporting initiatives such as the Be There For Life program. This EMCOR effort is designed to educate employees and their families about the importance of safety through use of workplace posters, company newsletters, mailings, and a number of other creative tactics. EMCOR also conducts regional Target Zero safety conferences, bringing together industry experts from its operating companies and partners to share information and successful strategies.

"We are extremely proud of our industry-leading safety record, " says Petersen. "But with safety, we can never be satisfied or complacent. Our efforts on behalf of our employees will remain a key focus and we will always strive for continuous improvement."