AGC of California recognizes Walsh Construction with two prestigious Safety Awards
West Sacramento, California - The Associated General Contractors of California Chapter has recognized Walsh Construction with two prestigious safety awards.
- Construction Safety Excellence Award for Heavy/Civil/Highway Division, One Million-plus Manhours
- Safety on a High Hazard Project Award for the $178 million San Jose Digester/Thickener Project
(Walsh Construction's Regional Operations Manager Brian Bjornson accepts the Construction Safety Excellence Award)
The AGC of California Construction Safety Excellence Award recognizes contractors for their outstanding safety programs and are divided into three Divisions: Building, Heavy/Civil/Highway, and Specialty Contractor. The Divisions are further divided by Work Hour Categories which allows companies of similar size to compete against each other within each Division.
Walsh Construction's safety program was recognized for its safe work methods, risk identification, worker engagement, management/ownership involvement and training system at three Northern California projects, which include the new headworks at the Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant in San Francisco, the Digested Sludge Dewatering Facility and the San Jose Filter Rehabilitation Project, both a the San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility.
In addition to the Main Construction Safety Excellence Award for overall safety performance. Walsh Construction was awarded for its safety performance in High Hazard environments, specifically at the San Jose Digester and Thickener Facilities Upgrade Project, where a significant number of hazardous materials were present, and Walsh led the coordination and containment efforts to protect project team members, remove hazardous materials and provide safe work conditions within an operating wastewater treatment plant.