Tuesday, January 25, 2011

2010 John D Spellman Safety Award Recipients Announced

CONTACT: Tom Odegaard, President/Executive Director, Evergreen Safety Council

Evergreen Safety Council is proud to recognize the IMCO General Construction as the 2010 recipient of the John D. Spellman Safety Award.

Evergreen Safety Council (ESC) has established this annual safety award in order to recognize member organizations who have demonstrated significant improvement or achievements in their safety program. The recipient is selected from applicants by an ESC Board of Directors committee and will be presented at ESC’s Annual Membership meeting on January 25, 2011.

IMCO General Construction is a family corporation established in 1978 by Frank and Patti Imhof and is based in Ferndale, WA. The company is founded on the principles of hard work, dedication and commitment. After 30 years, IMCO continues to maintain a standard of excellence in safety, job quality, employee relations, and community involvement. Over the past five years, IMCO achieved zero time loss and minimal recordables, while averaging in excess of 300,000 employee hours annually. In 2010, IMCO achieved an Experience Mod Factor/rate of 0.4370, a continuation of 4 years of improvement in the rate.

Key components of IMCO’s safety program include participation by all company employees, a written accident prevention plan, extensive employee training & subcontractor safety orientations, pre-task planning through job hazard analysis (JHA), safety task assignment (STA) and a drug free workplace.

The award also recognizes one of Washington’s great public servants John D. Spellman, who was King County’s first elected County Executive and Washington’s 18th Governor. Governor Spellman has also been a member of Evergreen Safety Council’s Board of Directors for more than 30 years. In 1989 he served as President/Executive Director during a very critical period of restructuring and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1998

Evergreen Safety Council is the Northwest’s largest, independent, non-profit organization providing safety and health training and consultation services to businesses and organizations. ESC is a member of the National Safety Council and a founding member of the American Association of Safety Councils.

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