Merck & Co. recently awarded Instrumentation & Controls (ICI) its Contractor of the Year award for outstanding safety performance in 2004. The company was nominated for its consistent quality and close attention to all safety aspects, from housekeeping to worker attitude and behavior.

Merck referenced the 75B lab and office project at its West Point, Pa., site as evidence of ICI’s safety record. The company put in more than 25,000 hours on the project with no lost-time or recordable incidents. Merck noted that the company’s staff and safety representatives receive the most up-to-date training on NFPA 70E guidelines, electrical safety, and best work practices.