Dynalectric Co., Norcross, Ga., a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc., was recognized with two awards by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Georgia during its annual Excellence in Construction awards program in June 2012. The company received a Gold Level 2012 Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) award for exemplary safety practices and performance and a 2012 Award of Merit for superior contracting performance.

“ABC’s Safety Awards are presented to Georgia contractors achieving low on-the-job accident rates and demonstrating the highest commitment to safety,” stated Ray Hopkins, president, Dynalectric Georgia. “Being honored with a Gold STEP Award is testament to the dedication of Dynalectric in its continuing efforts to strive for a goal of zero accidents so employees may return home safely every day.”

ABC's STEP awards recognize member companies employing effective jobsite safety practices. Evaluations are based on 20 key elements of contractor safety programs, such as management commitment, pre-planning for safety, safety training, and resources committed to safety. The STEP process, which was developed and written by contractors for contractors, is a tool designed to objectively evaluate safety programs, as well as policies, procedures, and training.

“ABC’s Excellence in Construction awards recognizes skill and creativity of the entire team —contractor, owner, architect and engineer — responsible for an outstanding construction project. Recipients are leaders in innovation, safety, and quality,” continued Hopkins. “Dynalectric was honored with an Award of Merit in the Specialty Contractors category for work on The Athens Medical Complex, which means an enormous amount to the entire Dynalectric team, who stepped up and met an aggressive schedule, safely, and with the workmanship, quality, and precision second-to-none.”

For its work on The Athens Medical Complex, a new ambulatory surgery center in Athens, Ga., where Dynalectric was responsible for installation of electrical systems for the entire facility, including operating rooms, patient stations, pre-op stations, recovery areas, and endocrinology stations, as well as installation of a fully addressable nurse call system and a 300kW backup generator, Dynalectric was recognized in the category of “Electrical: Commercial under $2 million.”

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 its employees and their families about the importance of safety through use of workplace posters, company newsletters, mailings, and a number of other creative tactics intended to instill the conviction that every accident is preventable. EMCOR also conducts regional Target Zero safety conferences, bringing together industry experts from its operating companies and partners to share information and successful strategies.