Safety is the most important part of the work you do. The Daily Reporter wants to recognize and tell your safety stories.
The Hard Hat Safety Awards honors companies, organizations, construction projects and individuals for their continued, successful work keeping employees and the public safe. We’re looking for information on:
- A time your safety plan averted an accident.
- A particularly dangerous project where you implemented new safety measures.
- Unique ways you’re making safety a primary part of your culture.
- The use of new design techniques or products that made a project safer for workers or the eventual occupants.
- Ways that an individual, company or organization has gone above and beyond in their efforts.
Safety can mean a lot of things so we want you to think outside the box with your nomination. How has the nominee played a role in the advancement of safety for the individuals that work on the project or the people that will rely upon and occupy the project once it’s done.
We’re looking for nominations that fit into these categories:
- General Contractor
- Subcontractor/Specialty Contractor
- Engineering/Architecture Firm
- Individual Safety Professional/Advocate
- Project (an entire project where safety was paramount)
- Project Owner (Developer or Public Agency)
- Service Provider
- Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to Safety
Please take the time to answer as many of the questions below as you can. Considering the categories are diverse, an answer is only required on one of the questions but providing more information will give you a better chance of being honored.
Hard Hat Safety Awards Nominations
Dan Parente, Hunzinger Construction
Matt Horton, Joel Becker and Dan Von Rueden, Hunzinger Construction
Jeremy Finger, Mortenson
Ken Moczynski, Mortenson
Stephen Jandrowski, Balestrieri Environmental & Development
VA Soldiers Home
VJS Construction Services
HARD HAT SAFETY PANEL
Don Moen is human resources and safety director for Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin where he leads a staff of several safety managers. Moen and his team provide safety consultation services to ABC members, which includes regular site visits, and works closely with members to enhance job site safety. He has served ABC and its members for more than 25 years. Moen is a former business owner and adjunct professor for Construction Safety Management at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Dan Burazin has been the director of safety and health for the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee for more than 25 years. His previous work experience includes three years with a local general contractor as its operations manager in charge of personnel, equipment and safety, and 10 years with a Milwaukee-based steel fabricator as its plant manager. In addition to his duties as safety director for the AGC, Burazin has been teaching courses at MSOE in the Architectural Engineering/Construction Management Department for 20 years, as well as Marquette University in the Construction Management Department. He has also taught Safety Management courses for the national Associated General Contractors of America based in Arlington, Virginia.
PREVIOUS HARD HAT SAFETY AWARDS
2019 Hard Hat Safety Awards