Industrial Constructors/Managers, Inc. (ICM) was recognized for having one of the nation’s top construction safety and health programs in 2022 by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). AGC oversees the prestigious AGC-WTW Construction Safety Excellence Awards, which is an annual ranking of construction safety and health programs. ICM was judged and selected as the third place winner in the Specialty Division within 325,000 – 1,000,000 work hours.

“We invest so much time and energy in organizing what is a very rigorous awards program because this is a vehicle for elevating the safety and health of the industry,” said Dan Fordice, the association’s president and vice-president of Fordice Construction Co. in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  “By finding and highlighting some of the very best industry safety and health programs, we’re seeking to elevate safety and health within the entire industry.”

ICM was selected as a winner for its commitment to safety and occupational health management and risk control. Fordice noted that there are multiple winners because the awards are distributed for several divisions and categories, based on the amount and type of work performed. He added that the AGC-WTW Construction Safety Excellence Awards winners are selected by a panel of five independent safety and health professionals within the construction industry. “These firms developed and implemented exceptional safety and risk control programs through continuous improvement and maintenance of their safety and health management systems,” said Fordice.

“Safety is the most important aspect of our work because while we value getting the job done, we value making sure our employees make it home to their families each night even more,” said Ed Myers, president of ICM. “That means making safety a part of everybody’s job and instilling it into all aspects of our work – from daily safety meetings and site inspections, to speaking up during our quarterly executive safety meetings to voice any concerns and suggest improvements. We are honored to be awarded with this recognition, which is a testament to the strength of our safety team and the protocols they’ve put into place day after day, job after job.”

Final judging for the awards program took place during the contractors’ association’s annual convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. View the entire list of winners. View ceremony photos.