Safety is a Core Value at Baker Group
Baker Group is committed to the safety and well-being of our people, our clients, and our projects. We are pleased to have received the following recognitions in job safety:
Ryan Companies Recognizes Baker Group's Safety Initiatives
September 19, 2013 - Baker Group recently received a subcontractor safety award from Ryan Companies US, Inc. This award is determined by votes from Ryan field managers and project managers, and is based on the following criteria:
- Attitude toward safety
- Safety program enforcement
- Compliance with article 9 (Ryan safety) and job specific safety manual
- Safety program up to standards
- Creative solutions to safety
- Total project safety participation
- Minimal lost time injuries on a Ryan project
Baker Group is one of the few contractors to repeat this award.
Baker Group Nationally Recognized by MCAA for Safety Efforts
Baker Group was awarded the 2013 MCAA/CNA Safety Award in Contractor Size Category 4 (400,001 to one million work hours). The MCAA/CNA safety awards honors companies who have demonstrated the highest level of safety excellence. Baker Group is the first Iowa member of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) to be given the MCAA’s Top Safety Award.
SMACNA Safety Excellence Award Presented to Baker Group
The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) awarded Baker Group 2nd Place in the 2012 SMACNA Safety Excellence Award Program, for having an outstanding safety and health record within the over 500,000 man-hour category. The SMACNA Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP) is an annual program which recognizes members for outstanding safety performance, and allows SMACNA to track the safety history of the industry .
Baker Group Receives Iowa-Illinois Safety Council Incident Rate Excellence Award
Baker Group was awarded an Incident Rate Excellence award from the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council during their 59th Annual Professional Development Conference and Expo held in Dubuque, Iowa, April 25-27, 2012.
Baker Group was one of over 170 businesses, industries and government agencies in Illinois and Iowa to receive an award for promoting active safety programs and reducing OSHA recordable injuries among their employees. To qualify for this award, Baker Group had to demonstrate an incident rate lower than the national average for our specific industry. The award was presented for outstanding achievements in accident prevention during the 2011 calendar year.
Iowa-Illinois Safety Council is a Chapter of the National Safety Council and is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. The mission of the Council is to educate society to adopt safety, health and environmental practices and to provide high quality, value added training and services.
Learn more about the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council at their website - www.iisc.org.
Haus Appointed to MCAA Safety & Health Committee
Baker Group is pleased to announce that Tracy Haus, Safety Director, was recently appointed to the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Safety & Health Committee for 2011. Tracy’s leadership, experience, knowledge and dedication has guided our Safety Program since 2007. He is committed to safety and to the wellbeing of our Baker Group team members with communication, education and follow-through of the safety process so that everyone can go home safely.
Since 2007 Tracy has overseen the Baker Group OSHA training program. During his tenure as Safety Director, 200 staff members, or 90% of Baker Group staff, have completed their OSHA 10 Hour training, and 180, or 70% of Baker Group staff have completed their OSHA 30 Hour training.
Baker Group Awarded The Weitz Company Subcontractor Safety Award
On September 8, 2010 Baker Group was presented with The Weitz Company’s first Subcontractor Safety Award. The award was given to Baker Group as recognition for the exemplary commitment and leadership in safety for safe working conditions and environment. The Weitz Company conducted surveys and job site walk-throughs to gauge various safety programs and implementation. A Weitz team member commented that Baker Group was not afraid to say something to other companies about their safety and to hold them accountable for their actions.