Graham Earns Governor’s Safety Award


The Minnesota Safety Council has awarded a Governor’s Safety Award to Graham for superior performance in workplace safety and health. “An effective safety program reduces injuries and costs, maximizes productivity and builds morale,” said Carol Bufton, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “Employers like Graham understand that protecting employees is not only the right thing to do – it’s also good business.”

“Delivering projects safely by protecting our employees, contractors and the communities in which we operate serves as the cornerstone for our success,” explains Grant Beck, Graham’s President and CEO. “Our ultimate vision is our ‘Road to Zero’ – a culture that is committed to zero accidents and injuries on every project, every time.”

Since 1934, the annual Governor’s Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are assessed on several years of injury data as it compares with the industry’s national statistics, and each company’s progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program. Recipients are recognized at three levels:

  • Meritorious Achievement: Incident rates that are better than the industry average for at least three years, and a score between 50 and 74 on a 100-point safety program evaluation scale.
  • Outstanding Achievement: Continuing improvement and/or a continuing outstanding record incident rates which is 51 to 90 per cent or better than the industry average and a score between 76 and 90 on the safety program evaluation scale.
  • Award of Honor: Incidence rates at least 91 per cent or better than the industry average, and a score between 91 and 100 on the safety program evaluation scale.

Graham received a Meritorious Achievement Award.