PITTSBURGH, PA —The Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. (MBA) announced the 2019 Safety Champion Award winner, Bob Simpson, project superintendent, PJ Dick Incorporated. The award was presented at the thirteenth annual Construction Industry Evening of Excellence on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at the Heinz Field East Club. The event attracted nearly 1,400 construction industry professionals.
The MBA Risk Management Committee established the Safety Champion Award to recognize one individual, who is known within their company and the construction industry as a person who consistently practices the safety leadership skills needed to create a strong jobsite and organizational safety climate.
MBA members submit individuals within their company who they feel exemplify the very best qualities of safety leadership. An independent panel of judges consisting of locally and nationally recognized safety professionals evaluate each application. The winner is then selected based upon six safety leadership criteria including: their commitment to safety, display of caring and respect for their fellow worker, and what they have done to go above and beyond traditional safety efforts to ensure that their co-workers go home healthy and safe each day.