ASSE Alabama Chapter Honors Brasfield & Gorrie Safety Leader
April 24, 2014
Company Leader Named Safety Professional of the Year
Birmingham, Ala. (April 24, 2014) – Brasfield & Gorrie today announced that one of its safety leaders has been honored by the Alabama chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
During an awards ceremony today, Brasfield & Gorrie Regional Safety Director Steve Sawyer received the ASSE Alabama Chapter’s Safety Professional of the Year award. The most prestigious award granted by the society, the award recognizes safety professionals for their exceptional contributions to safety and health. Sawyer was unanimously selected for this honor by a panel of judges for his contributions to safety and health in Alabama.
“Over his 14 years at Brasfield & Gorrie, Steve has been instrumental in creating a lasting safety culture supported by a sustainable safety management system,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Corporate Safety Director Troy Ogden. “Safety leaders like Steve are essential to upholding our company’s commitment to achieving injury-free work sites for our employees, clients and associates.”
As part of Brasfield & Gorrie’s commitment to safety, its top corporate value, the company recently joined an alliance with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other organizations in Atlanta, Ga., to reduce workers’ exposure to silica. Designed to provide employers and workers in the construction industry with information, guidance and training to prevent overexposure to crystalline silica dust, the alliance was formed on April 15, 2014. Brasfield & Gorrie is the only general contractor represented in the alliance.
About Brasfield & Gorrie
Celebrating 50 years in business, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including healthcare, commercial, institutional, federal, municipal, industrial, infrastructure, and water/wastewater treatment. We serve clients from offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Dallas, Texas; Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Brasfield & Gorrie has approximately 2,600 employees, and its 2013 revenues were $2.3 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 31st among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2013.
ASSE is a global association whose mission is to provide professional development and representation for those engaged in the practice of safety, health and the environment and those providing services to the private and public sectors to protect people, property and the environment.