Turner Industries Earns National Safety Award from Associated Builders and Contractors
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Turner Industries Earns National Safety Award from Associated Builders and Contractors

Baton Rouge, La. April 13 — Turner Industries has earned a National Safety Excellence Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), which will be presented at the 30th annual Excellence in Construction® Award during ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Aug. 18. 

“2019 was our most successful year in the nearly 60-year history of Turner Industries and our safety performance was the hallmark of that success. The men and women of our great company worked more hours, in more locations, than ever before. This accomplishment is a true testament of their dedication to safety and excellence in each task we undertake,” said Mike Phelps, vice president of health, safety and environmental at Turner Industries. 

“Associated Builders and Contractors is proud to recognize Turner Industries for consistently raising the standards of safety in the construction industry,” said 2020 ABC National Chair Tim Keating, owner and president of R.C. Stevens Construction Co., Winter Garden, Florida“Their dedication to world-class safety performance and commitment to total human health is the gold standard of the merit shop construction industry.” 

The 2019 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold status in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System in 2019. During the selection process, contractors were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations, and video interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Safety and Health Committee.  

Providing ‘One Solution for Your Success’ and documented cost-savings in industrial construction, maintenance, turnarounds, fabrication, equipment and related specialty services, Engineering News-Record ranks Turner Industries as one of the top contractors in the nation and #1 in maintenance in petroleum. The company has for the past two consecutive years been ranked the #1 Top Performer in the U.S. by Associated Builders and Contractor. Turner Industries is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and has facilities throughout the United States.