MIDLAND, MICH. – Three Rivers Corporation has earned the Associated Builders and Contractors National Safety Excellence Award. The award recognizes Three Rivers for its exemplary safety performance and programs during 2010. This award demonstrates that Three Rivers’ is dedicated to working safe.

Three Rivers previously won this award in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2008, making this year’s award the 5th Safety Excellence award Three Rivers has earned. “This is an honor to receive an award like this, we are proud of our work force and their dedication to safety and to “Walk the Talk” when it comes to safety performance.” said Dan Kozakiewicz. Dan indicates that reduced injuries reduce construction costs, improve employee morale and improve productivity. Three Rivers Corporation outperformed contractors from around the nation to win this prestigious award.

To qualify for a Safety Excellence Award, a company must first demonstrate the highest level of performance – Platinum – in ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP). Prerequisites include an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable rate that is below the national average and performance that is clearly “a step above” in 20 key safety program components. Three Rivers Corporation has re-emphasized their safety program by branding the “Walk the Talk” slogan to help keep their workers focused on the highest safety performance. Three Rivers’ finished 2010 with Zero OSHA Recordables.

Kozakiewicz says, “Safety isn’t just a state of mind. It’s a way of life at Three Rivers. We ask our employees to Walk the Talk every day.” That way of life revolves around a 10-point safety program, constant evaluation and implementation of new processes designed to reduce injuries.

ABC will formally recognize Three Rivers for its excellent safety programs and performance at the ABC Biz-Con, the Strategic Construction Leadership Summit at the Waldorf Astoria, in Orlando, Florida, on February 22, 2011.