The AISC Safety Award program is open to AISC fabricator and erector members. It is not mandatory, but participation is encouraged in order to enable AISC to provide valid statistics on the industry for the purposes of permitting participants to compare their performance with others in the industry.
Data for the program is solicited annually. In order to facilitate data collection and to make statistics meaningful in terms familiar to safety professionals in general industry, the program uses data that companies also report to OSHA. The program recognizes performance measured in terms of a Days away, Restricted or Transferred Rate (DART). The DART is a measure of the number of recordable lost work cases per 200,000 man hours worked. Only the number of cases (not days) which are required to be reported on the OSHA 300A form and which cause a lost work day as defined by OSHA are reported to AISC along with the hours worked in the quarter.
In order to be eligible to win an award, a member must have participated (not necessarily have won an award) in the program in the two years directly prior to the submission year. The purpose of this rule is to increase the number of applicants in order to provide more accurate industry statistics.
Awards are given for perfect records, (DART=0), excellent records (0<DART ≤ 1), and commendable records (1< DART ≤ 2). Awards are issued separately for fabrication shops with their offices and field operations. Award winners are posted on the AISC web site.
Entry Submission Form (PDF File)