2017 Safety Excellence Awards

Dredging Contractor & Dredging Project

Nominations for the 2017 WEDA Safety Excellence Awards must be submitted to WEDA’s Safety Commission Chair, Julie Hile by April 15, 2017.

WEDA’s annual Safety Excellence Awards are presented to individual organizations or to project teams with exceptional safety performance in support of the WEDA Safety Commission’s goal of “raising the awareness of safety in the dredging workplace.”

Thirteen organizations have received the award since its inception in 2008.

We present two awards, one to a dredging project and one to a dredging contractor.

For additional information, please see the WEDA Safety Award Criteria below.

Julie Hile
Hile Group Inc.
Normal, IL 61761
309-888-4453
hgoffice@hilegroup.com 

Nominations will be accepted in PDF format at hgoffice@hilegroup.com. Please contact Julie by email or phone with questions or requests for clarification.

Safety Award winners are expected to participate in the Dredging Summit & Expo Safety Panel, where the awards will be presented. The 2017 Summit will be held June 26-29, 2017, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Thank you for your work on behalf of dredging safety and for your interest in these awards. We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver.

The WEDA Safety Commission

History
During the last decade, workplace safety has gained prominence in the dredging industry at large and within the Western Dredging Association. In 2008, the WEDA Board of Directors authorized the creation of the WEDA Annual Safety Award. By 2010, our yearly Dredging Summit & Expo included Technical Papers specific to Safety, and in 2014 we led our first Safety Panel discussion, which was lively and well-attended. 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.

Objective
The 2017 WEDA Safety Awards will recognize projects for their outstanding contribution to meetings the goals of WEDA, which include:
Promote communications and understanding of safety issues aimed at reducing or eliminating personnel injuries/deaths and equipment damages which contribute materially to dredging hazards throughout the dredging industry.

Award Eligibility
Those eligible to apply for the Safety Award may include dredging contractors, suppliers and manufacturers, government entities, consultants, academics, and any combination or subset thereof.
Applicants must:
 Be WEDA members in good standing.
 Operate within the western hemisphere, WEDA’s jurisdiction.
 Have a 2016 Total Recordable Injury Rate of 2.0 or below
 Have a continuous downward trend in Recordable Incidents for 2014-2016.

The Application
Of greatest interest to the Safety Committee are those entities who have achieved a major milestone that advances safety in the dredging industry and offers insights and safety strategies that can be used to improve WEDA members’ safety performance.

The application must include:
1. Lagging and leading indicators of the projects safety performance
2. Clear articulation of why this accomplishment has uniquely advanced the nominee’s safety success
3. An overview of the Safety Management System and other support processes that have led to accomplishment of the milestone
4. 1-2 specific safety strategies or tools used by the nominee that WEDA members could apply back in their own workplaces
5. A narrative on the nominee’s contribution to raising safety awareness and improving safety in dredging for the worker and the workplace.

Submittals
Nominations must be submitted to WEDA’s Safety Commission Chair, Julie Hile by April 15, 2017.
Julie Hile, President
Hile Group Inc.
309-888-4453
hgoffice@hilegroup.com 

Nominations will be accepted in PDF format at hgoffice@hilegroup.com. Please contact Julie by email or phone with questions or requests for clarification.

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