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BNBuilders Gets Second AGC Safety Award This Year

BNBuilders was recently awarded its second Associated General Contractors (AGC) safety award this year. The firm was awarded the top 2021 Build Washington Award for Construction Safety from the AGC of Washington in the General Contractor-Building (500,000-plus worker hours category). It was recognized at a virtual award ceremony last month. BNBuilders was initially presented with the top recognition in the Building Division (1,000,001 to 2,500,000 work hours category) at a virtual ceremony on January 26, 2021.

A few of BNBuilders’ safety practices include a weekly safety coordination meeting with more than 100 people and a “Safety Champions” program. The company also created numerous protocols and programs to address COVID-related issues including remote work programs and a rotational program for offices, and trailers to limit contact between team members.

For jobsites, a few COVID safety protocols include daily health screenings, the implementation of a Triax Proximity Detection System worn on hard hats which audibly alerts staff if they are in close contact of another individual, contact tracing and cleaning high touch areas.

“It is a monumental task under any circumstance, but it is truly an extraordinary accomplishment in the middle of a pandemic, and when we have so many new team members to familiarize with our safety culture,” says Leary Jones, corporate safety director for BNBuilders.


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Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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