AISC Names 2016 Safety Award Winners

March 29, 2017

(Chicago, IL) – More than 80 structural steel fabrication and erection facilities are being honored with an AISC Safety Award for their excellent records of safety performance in 2016. Categories include the Safety Award of Honor -- the Institute’s top safety award -- presented for a perfect safety record of no disabling injuries, as well as the Safety Certificate of Merit and the Safety Certificate of Commendation. All of the winners can be viewed at

“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 awards program is open to all AISC member fabricators and erectors, and applications for the program are solicited annually. In order to facilitate data collection and make statistics meaningful in terms familiar to safety professionals, the program uses data that companies also report to OSHA. The program recognizes performance measured in terms of Days Away, Restricted or Transferred (DART) rate. The DART measures 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 cause a lost work day as defined by OSHA are reported to AISC, along with the hours worked in the year.

AISC Safety 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 and erection companies. In order to be eligible to win an award, the member company must submit a copy of their OSHA 300A form for verification purposes.

To learn more about the awards, visit For more information and resources on safety for the fabricated and erected structural steel industry, visit


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Dani Friedland
Marketing Communications Strategist

American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC's mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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