San Antonio, Texas – The National Insulation Association (NIA) announced the 2014 Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award winners at NIA’s 60th Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, on March 26, 2015. The Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award is NIA’s highest industry honor and the only national award for outstanding safety performance in the mechanical insulation industry. NIA created the award program in 2004 to recognize top companies that have established structured safety programs to ensure the well-being of their employees and create safe working environments.
Recognizing that safety concerns differ among the sectors of the mechanical insulation industry, the awards program includes 3 award categories: Associates (Manufacturers), Contractors, and Distributors/Fabricators. The award program honors 4 levels of excellence: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
In the Contractor category, 7 Irex subsidiaries were awarded the highest level:
- Advanced Industrial Services, LLC, Walbridge, OH
- Advanced Specialty Contractors, LLC, Aston, PA
- Atlantic Contracting & Specialties, LLC, Yonkers, NY
- Cornerstone Services Group, LLC, Kansas City, MO
- I-Star Energy Solutions, Lancaster, PA
- New States Contracting, LLC, Sayreville, NJ
- Summit Contracting, LLC, Salt Lake City, UT
NIA’s Executive Vice President/CEO Michele Jones noted, “NIA believes that safety is a cornerstone of our industry. We are honored to recognize our member companies that take steps to make safety a top priority. We would like to congratulate all of this year’s winners.”
Throughout the judging process, applicant companies remain anonymous and winners are evaluated on the basis of their overall safety program, means of communication, and safety policy. The judging panel of expert safety professionals includes Health and Safety Committee leadership and NIA’s General Counsel and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Expert Gary Auman of Dunlevey, Mahan & Furry. All applicant companies receive an individualized and detailed Safety Training Analysis Results (STAR) Report.
The Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award program is named in honor of NIA Past President Ted Brodie, who worked tirelessly for many decades to create a greater awareness of the need for safe working conditions. Mr. Brodie first chaired the association’s Health and Safety Committee in 1967, served as NIA’s President in 1971, and he received NIA’s President’s Award in 1988. Mr. Broody was the President and CEO of New England Insulation Co., Inc. in Canton, Massachusetts for 50 years.
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