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Safway Group Awarded Two Contractor Safety Excellence Awards


Valero St. Charles Refinery and Phillips 66 Jobsites Injury Free in 2013

WAUKESHA, Wis., July 01, 2014 – Safway Group received two Contractor Safety Excellence Awards for injury-free performance in 2013 at two refinery jobsites. Crew members at the Valero St. Charles Refinery, located in Norco Louisiana, worked a combined 261,677 hours without a recordable. Another crew working at the Phillips 66 Belle Chase site, located in Belle Chase Louisiana, worked onsite for a total of 158,899 hours injury free.

The Contractor Safety Excellence Awards program was designed by Gulf Coast Safety Council (GCSC) to recognize the safety successes of crew-members. A non-profit corporation, GCSC provides state-of-the-art training and support processes in industrial education for plant personnel and contract workers. To qualify as a recipient of the Contractor Safety Excellence Award, nominated crews had to achieve zero fatalities, lost work day cases, total recordable cases and OSHA citations, in both their respective company class and hours-worked category.

“When you are nominated for safety awards by multiple customers, you know that you are doing something right.” says Safway New Orleans Branch Manager Sam Pruet, “Safety is our number one priority. These awards exemplify our dedication to continuously improve safe work practices. We are proud of our employees who have demonstrated their commitment to safe work practices, which has rightfully earned them these awards.”

“We advocate safety to all our employees on and off the job,” adds Baton Rouge Safety Manager Jason Fuller. “Stressing the importance of working safely and adhering to safe work procedures has allowed us to achieve this accomplishment. We have zero tolerance for short cuts, which can cause hazards on the jobsite, and every crew member is on board with our safety initiatives.”

At the Valero St. Charles Refinery, Safway has performed both lump-sum and time and material work for major capital projects, construction, and turnarounds for several years. With up to 85 employees onsite, Safway Group is providing insulation, scaffold components and coating services.

Safway has also been a strong presence at the Bell Chase P66 jobsite since 2009. With Safway’s innovative and versatile Systems™ Scaffold crew members have performed numerous maintenance, capitol and turnaround projects, totaling over one million man-hours with zero recordables, a feat that to-date no other nested contractor on the jobsite has achieved.

About Safway Group
With over 90 locations across North America and a growing system of distributors worldwide, Safway Group companies deliver efficient, high-performance multiservice solutions – The Smart Way™ – by collaborating, communicating and sharing resources. Offering experience and expertise in access, scaffolding, insulation, fireproofing, surface preparation and coatings, Safway Group companies include Safway Services; Safway Services Canada; Redi Solutions; CL Coatings; Industrial Coatings & Fireproofing; S&E Bridge and Scaffold; Swing Staging and Safway Atlantic. With the largest engineering staff, an exclusive project management system, award-winning safety excellence and a full line of products and services, Safway Group companies design and implement innovative, quality solutions at the lowest installed cost for projects of any size and scope. Safway has been an industry leader since 1936. Safway Group companies serve the petrochemical, oil and gas, power, refining, marine, manufacturing, transportation and commercial construction industries worldwide.

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