NGC won a Certificate of Commendation for Excellent Safety from NASA (The National AGC Safety Awards of America). NGC’s Safety Manager Justin Womrath accepted the 32nd Annual National AGC Safety Certificate from AGC Nebraska Building Chapter November 17, 2022 during the awards banquet held at the AKRS Champions Club in Lincoln. NGC was recognized for an outstanding safety record in 2021 by disclosing statistical data from last year’s OSHA Form 300A and for meeting newly added eligibility. In 2022, companies had to apply for three consecutive years in order to qualify!
The completed OSHA Form 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses provides the information needed for participation in NASA, which is similar to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s program and recordkeeping system. Participant data must be received by a deadline and tabulated using a formula.
The data produces totals for evaluation, ultimately a lost workday case incidence rate. The formula for computing “incidence” is structured to multiply the incidence cases involving days away from work (N) times 200,000. The resulting product is then divided by the work hours of exposure (WH). The formula is the days away case incidence rate.
Days Away, Case Incidence Rate = (N x 200,000) / WH
WH is the number of work hours for the calendar year 2021 (including office hours). N is the number of days-away-from-work cases, which represents the number of cases resulting in days away from work but does not include job transfer or restricted activity. N is obtained from the total amount of entries recorded in section (H), total number of cases with days away from work, of the OSHA form 300A.
“The National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program has been an ongoing effort since 1991 to offer AGC members an opportunity to evaluate their safety record. Participating members receive a confidential printout to compare their company’s safety statistics with similar size and type AGC members both locally and nationally. The NASA provides a great opportunity for members with excellent safety records to compete for nationally recognized awards. Additionally, this information can be used to assist in determining if additional accident prevention and loss-control measures are necessary.”
To learn more about the National AGC Safety Awards program, or email Nazia Shah.