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2018 NRC Safety Award Contest

The NRC is inviting all member contractors to participate in the 2018 NRC/RT&S Contractor Safety Award Contest. The application deadline has been extended until Tuesday, November 27, 2018. 

2018 Safety Awards Application
2018 Safety Awards Criteria 
2018 Safety Awards Canadian Criteria EMR (Required Only for Canadian Based Companies)

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, 2018 through September 30, 2018.
We will publicly announce the winners at the upcoming NRC Conference and Exhibition ( at the J.W. Marriott Marco Island in Marco Island, FL 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 27, 2018. Please note that the NRC office address location is 410 First Street SE, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20003. Please submit electronically via DropBox or by PDF and email to
This year, digital submissions are encouraged as outlined in the application criteria, for your convenience.
Please don't hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions.