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2017 NRC Safety Award Contest

The NRC is inviting all member contractors to participate in the 2017 NRC/RT&S Contractor Safety Award Contest. The application deadline has been extended until Wednesday, November 22, 2017. 

2017 Safety Awards Application
2017 Safety Awards Criteria
Underwritten by Commercial Insurance Associates, these awards seek to recognize those NRC Contractor Members with strong workplace safety programs. In addition to honoring our own members, we believe this safety contest helps demonstrate our commitment to safety and sends a positive message to the railroads and transit authorities with which we do business. It is also an excellent way to let government regulators know that we understand the importance of providing a safe work environment.
Companies that participate in the contest typically find that it is a useful way to make sure that their safety program is keeping up with industry best practices, and also find that winning an award in the contest can be a very effective marketing tool. 
Note that applicants must be NRC member companies. No project entities/JVs are allowed to apply. Companies can include information and data from project entities/JVs in which they are the managing partner.
Awards are presented to applicants based on the scores from the six criteria. 
Award categories: 
-    Platinum - 100%
-    Gold - 80% - 99%
-    Silver - 70% - 79%
-    Bronze - 60% - 69%
The contest evaluation period is January 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017.
We will publicly announce the winners at the upcoming NRC Conference and Exhibition ( at the J.W. Marriott LA LIVE in Los Angeles, CA in addition to publicizing the winners on the NRC website and in the industry trade magazine Railway Track & Structures (RT&S).
The application must be received in our Washington, DC office no later than November 22, 2017. Please note that the NRC office address location is 410 First Street SE, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20003. 
This year, digital submissions are encouraged as outlined in the application criteria, for your convenience.
Please don't hesitate to contact me (, 202-715-1264) or David Armstrong of Commercial Insurance Associates (, 615-515-6048) if you have any questions. 


2016 Safety Award Winners

Each of these companies should be commended for their extensive efforts to promote and improve safety in the rail contracting industry, and for subjecting their full safety program and range of practices to an exhaustive outside review. These companies represent the very best of the NRC and the entire railroad construction and maintenance industry.
More than half of all the 2016 NRC Safety Award contestants had perfect scores! This reflects very well on the participating contractors, and speaks to the fact that the railroad contracting industry is safe and getting safer. 
Platinum Winners - Score of 100 out of 100 points
American Track Generations
Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc.
CR Construciton Company
Delta Railroad Construction
Fay, an i+iconUSA Company
Herzog Contracting Corp
Herzog Railroad Services Inc.
Herzog Services Inc.
Herzog Technologies, Inc.
J.F. Brennan
K.W. Reese Inc.
Kenny Construction Company
Loram Maintenance of Way
MEC-Mass. Electric Construction Company
Modern Railway Systems, Inc.
Moran Environmental
PNR RailWorks
Ragnar Benson
Railroad Construction Co. of South Jersey
Railroad Construction Company Inc.
Railroad Constructors Inc.
RailWorks Track Services
RailWorks Track Systems Inc
Rhinehart Railroad Construction Inc.
Stacy and Witbeck, Inc.
TRAM Construction
US Trackworks

Gold Winners - Score of 80-99 points
Allied Track Services
American Rail Marketing LLC
Ames Construction Inc. 
Arconic Fastening Systems & Rings
Armond Cassil Railroad Constructors
Capital Railroad Contracting Inc.
Coleman Industrial Construction 
Crafton Railroad Company Inc.
East Coast Railroad Services
GREX-Georgetown Rail Equipment Co.
Granite Construction Company
HAFCO Services
HD Machines, LLC
Holland Company
J-Track LLC
Lone Star Railroad Contractors
Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC
Omega Rail Services, Inc.
Queen City Railroad 
Railroad Controls Limited
SEMA Construction, Inc.
Swanson Contracting Co., Inc.
Universal Rail Systems
Silver Winners - Score of 70-79 points
Clayton Railroad Construction, LLC
Kelly-Hill Company
Tranco Industrial Services, Inc.
Underwritten by Commercial Insurance Associates, these awards seek to recognize those NRC Contractor members with strong workplace safety programs.  
On behalf of the entire NRC Membership, we would like to thank David Armstrong & Kevin Brons (Commercial Insurance Associates) for sponsoring this contest and volunteering their time and expertise to coordinate the evaluation of the applications.