2016 Safety Excellence Award History & Criteria
During the last several years, workplace safety has gained prominence in the dredging industry at large and within the Western Dredging Association. In 2008, the Board of Directors Meeting authorized the creation of the WEDA Annual Safety Excellence Award. By 2010 our yearly Dredging Summit & Expo included Technical Papers specific to Safety, and in 2015 our facilitated Safety Panel discussions continued, a session that is consistently well-received. Today, we continue to encourage papers about Safety, and we observe that many papers in other Technical areas reflect the integration of safety into dredging operations priorities and processes.
2016 Safety Award Winners
The Western Dredging Association Safety Commission presented two (2) awards at WODCON XXI, one to a dredging contractor & one for a dredging project. The winners of these awards are:
|2016 Safety Award Winner - Dredging Contractor|
|J.F. Brennan Company, Inc.
WEDA is pleased to present WEDA’s 2016 Annual Safety Excellence Award for a Dredging Contractor to J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. for the McMillan Island Pumping and Dewatering Project North of Mississippi River Lock #10
|2016 Safety Award Winner - Dredging Project|
|Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel Company
WEDA is pleased to present WEDA’s 2016 Annual Safety Excellence Award for a Dredging Project to Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel Company for USACE Contract No. W912EQ-12-C-011 the Dredge Wallace McGeorge
2015 Safety Award Winners
The Western Dredging Association presented the “WEDA Annual Safety Award” at the Dredging Summit & Expo in Toronto. Two awards were presented, one to a dredging contractor & one for a dredging project. The winners of these awards are:
|2015 Safety Award Winner - Dredging Contractor||View Photo|
|Manson Construction Company
WEDA is proud to honor Manson Construction Co. for its legacy of safety leadership.
Accepting the award was Michael Warwick, Vice President, Manson Construction Co.
|2015 Safety Award Winner - Dredging Project||View Photo|
|Terra Contracting Services, LLC
Environmental Dredging of Morrow Lake and Delta: Exemplary Attention to Safety on a Project with Major Public Exposure, Kalamazoo River, MI
Accepting the award was , Terra Contracting Services, LLC
2014 Safety Award Winners
The Western Dredging Association presented the “WEDA Annual Safety Awards” at the Dredging Summit & Expo in Houston, TX. Two awards were presented for the following projects:
|Enbridge Ceresco Dam Dredging Project
Kalamazoo River, MI
Prime Contractor: Terra Contracting Services, LLC
Accepting the award was Steve Taplin, Pres, Terra Contracting Services, LLC
|Onondaga Lake Remediation Project
(Honeywell, de Maximis, Parsons, Sevenson, Infrastructure Alternatives, O'Brien & Gere, and Anchor QEA)
Accepting the award was William Hague, Honeywell's Director of Remedial Design and Construction
2013 Safety Award
The Western Dredging Association takes pleasure in presenting the 2013 Annual Safety Award to:
|Hile Group's work in safety is an outstanding example of a WEDA Member meeting and surpassing WEDA's stated safety goals and objectives. Their engagement with member companies and throughout the dredging and marine construction industry has raised safety awareness and saved lives, and is greatly appreciated|