AISC Names 2014 Safety Award Winners

Fifty-two structural steel facilities have earned an AISC Safety Award for their safety record during 2014, in the categories of “Shop and Office” and “Field Erection.” Awards include the Safety Award of Honor, AISC’s top award for safety, presented for a perfect safety record of no injuries requiring days away, restrictions or transfers, Safety Certificate of Merit and Safety Certificate of Commendation.

“AISC’s annual Safety Awards program recognizes excellent records of safety performance, and we commend these facilities for their effective accident prevention programs,” said Tom Schlafly, AISC’s director of safety. “Periodic recognition of safety in the workplace has been demonstrated to provide worker incentive and a reminder of the importance of safe practices.”

The AISC Safety Awards program is open to AISC Member fabricators and erectors. For more information on the awards program and safety resources for the structural steel industry, please visit

AISC will also be offering safety-related sessions at NASCC: The Steel Conference (March 25-27 in Nashville). Conference attendees may attend a free 7.5-hour Short Course (S4) titled “OSHA Targeted Training: Warehouse Worker Hazards in Fabrication Facilities and Service Centers,” to be held on Thursday, March 26, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The AISC Safety Committee will also be offering a 1.5-hour session (N5) titled “Blown Away: Arc Flash Safety,” presented by Scott Mitchell, electrical training coordinator at the Cianbro Institute, on Friday, March 27 at 10:15 a.m. For detailed conference information, please visit