The Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP) Announce Rope Access Safety Recognition Winners

GZA GeoEnvironmental, McMillen Jacobs Associates, Washington State Department of Transportation, and GeoStabilization International®,  win inaugural AGHP Rope Access Safety Recognition.

The recognition, honoring best-in-class safety development and implementation initiatives within the geohazard industry, distinguish companies that foster & employ safe rope access work procedures, provide education & training to their personnel, and commit to enhancing the safety culture within their organizations.

Criteria for consideration included:

  • lowest TRC rate
  • minimum combined 85-point score in leading and trailing safety indicator categories
  • lowest Days Away and Restricted duty/job Transfer case (DART) rate.

Each applicants’ safety program and performance metrics were reviewed including Total Incident Rates and Lost Time / Modified Duty Rates statistics.  Additionally, management involvement & commitment to the firm’s safety program, written rope access safety procedures, and adherence to industry best practices were examined.

“We are very pleased to confer these inaugural recognitions,” states Ahren Bichler of Trumer Schutzbauten Canada Ltd and AGHP President.  “These winners are the geohazard industry’s safety leaders.  This recognition provides owners and procurers of work involving rope access labor confidence that our winners will perform their complex and perilous remediation tasks in a safe and professional manner.  Additionally, this award process will enhance the safety attitude across our industry.  Everyone benefits from our collective dedication to safety.”

For more information on the Rope Access Safety Awards, click here.  Applications for the 2019 awards will open in June 2019.

To learn more about the Association of Geohazard Professionals and become a member, click here.

 

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