Gilbane Building Company Receives 1st Place in AGC Construction Safety Excellence Awards

Above: The award was accepted at the Willis Safety Awards gala at the AGC National Convention. Tony O’Dea, Gilbane corporate safety director, (second from the right) accepted the award on behalf of Gilbane. Tony was joined on the stage by Gilbane employees Alex Alon (Center), Project Executive, and Pablo Burgos (second from left), Project Engineer, Puerto Rico. Awards & Events | 24 Apr, 2013 |


In recognition of the firm’s industry-leading safety record, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) named Gilbane Building Company a national winner in the organization’s 14th Annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) program.

The CSEA program, sponsored by Willis, is the industry’s elite safety excellence awards program, recognizing companies that have developed and implemented premier safety and loss prevention programs and achieved continuous improvements and maintenance of their safety and health management systems.

“Safety is a fundamental value to us,” says Tony O’Dea, Gilbane’s corporate director of safety. “Every one of the 13,000 men and women – employees, contractor partners, vendors and our clients – who work on Gilbane projects everyday are members of our extended family. We are honored to receive this recognition by our peers in the AGC for our successful safety program.”

Gilbane’s win was based on three years of safety performance as well as stellar safety records from three signature projects: Genzyme Biologics Support Center, Maricopa County Court Tower, and the Einstein New Regional Medical Center.

Gilbane was also recognized for its comprehensive safety program elements, compelling examples of employee involvement, management commitment to safety and innovative programs implemented.

“There is really nothing in our business more important than safety,” said Bill Gilbane Jr., president and COO. “We are 100 percent committed to making sure everyone on and around our job sites is safe, first and foremost. Awards like this one shine a light on our relentless pursuit of an incident- and injury-free industry.”


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