We speak frequently about safety and what it means to us as a company. It is a core pillar of our business and something we practice every day – “safety is no accident”. It is our priority to remain the safest on-site heat treatment provider in the industry and to do this, we are constantly evaluating how we can improve our practices, equipment, and culture – there is always room for improvement as we grow.
On April 28, 2022, Joe Brynda – Mid-West Safety Manager, Matt Grace – Mid-West Regional Manager, Jason Aulwurm – Area Manager, and Steve Phillippe – Business Development Manager (pictured) represented Superheat at the Indiana Coalition for Construction Safety Anniversary and Awards Celebration. The coalition is integral to over 450 full members and has been annually celebrating the safety achievements in the construction and facilities maintenance industry in Indiana for 29 years. It was an honor to have our award submissions reviewed by the panel of CCS judges and we are extremely proud to share that we were recognized for many of our safety efforts. Our dedication and persistence resulted in 4 unanimously selected awards, the Safety Achievement Award, the Safety Leader Award, the Safety Innovation Award, and the Zero Injury Award.
The Safety Achievement Award was based on Joe Brynda exhibiting a formal presentation to the CCS Judges covering topics such as our safety programs, practices, and initiatives, which was then followed by a question period. 17 companies were selected for this award and from those the top 5 were presented the Safety Leader Award. We are elated to share we were among the top 5 in the category.
For the Safety Innovation Award, we submitted a 3-page narrative that spoke to our safety program, culture, and what innovative technology tools & practices elevate us beyond the industry norm. We outlined the critical impact our Superheat SmartCenter™, equipment, digital QA platform SmartView™, and SWAT (safe work action team) program had on our 3-year metrics and historical ZERO recordable injuries. For this, in particular, for our Superheat SmartCenter™, we were the only company recognized with the Safety Innovation Award. To read the submission in full please click HERE.
Finally, we also received the Zero Injury Award for having no recordable injuries in the previous year.
Larry Coots – Superheat Corporate Safety Director, noted “Receiving these safety awards truly spotlights Superheat’s ideology and the DNA of our safety culture throughout all levels of our organization. We especially take great pride in winning the Safety Innovation Award, as we continue to push the envelope in doing on-site heat treatment Better.Safer.Faster.™”
Matt Grace – Mid-West Regional Manager, said “We are very grateful for the ability to be members of CCS and proud of the achievements and recognitions from the committee. Receiving these awards certainly recognizes the hard work that all Superheat staff put into every task and that our behavioral-based safety program is working! With our industry-leading safety program, committed staff, and smart equipment, we look forward to another successful and safe year!”
While we are very excited and proud to share this news, we do not take it lightly. Each day we are dedicated to demonstrating safe work practices and being a leader in the heat treatment industry. Thank you, CCS, we will work each day to uphold these honorable recognitions!