Health & Safety
CCA’s Risk Management Committee is the forum
through which CCA members collaborate on promoting safety for both our employees
and for the general public. We work on a number of efforts, and encourage
feedback on ways in which we can do more. Some key focus areas include:
CCA entered into an “Alliance”
with OSHA on March 13, 2019. The alliance’s goals are to:
a culture of safety throughout Colorado within the infrastructure construction
industry, including small businesses and non-English and limited English
speaking employees by providing a variety of training opportunities for
employers and workers and developing new curricula to address emerging OSHA
- Promote awareness of OSHA’s rulemakings, enforcement initiatives, and safety
campaigns, including an understanding of workers’ rights and employer
responsibilities to CCA members.
existing relationships between CCA and OSHA Area Offices to address health and
safety issues, including making employers/employees aware of training resources
and providing technical expertise when appropriate.
More info related to the efforts
of the Alliance will be posted in this section of the CCA website.
Information, Training and Safety Campaigns
Related to Key Hazards
- Work Zone Safety
The 20th annual spring
National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) took place April 8- 12, 2019.
This event raises awareness across the country in an effort to encourage safe
driving through highway work zones, and this year’s theme is “Drive Like You
- Fall Prevention
The 6th annual National Safety Stand-Down to
prevent falls took place the week of May 6-10, 2019. The Stand-Down was
conceived by OSHA in 2014 as part of the National Falls Campaign to raise
awareness surrounding the severity of fall hazards in construction and the
importance of preventing them.
- Trench Safety
The 4th annual Trench Safety Stand-Down will be held from June 17 – 21, 2019.
The Trench Safety Stand-Down raises awareness about trenching/excavation safety
to reduce—and ideally prevent—fatalities and injuries related to trenching and
CCA was proud to sponsor the 2018 Colorado Trench Safety Summit on October 3,
2018 at the Adams County Fairgrounds. For videos and pictures from the event,
OSHA’s Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction discusses methods of compliance, such as using
engineering and work practice controls, assessing exposure levels, respirator
use, medical surveillance, and written exposure plans.
CCA hosted an OSHA Presentation on Silica Compliance and Safety Issues on May
10, 2019. For a copy of the presentation, including hotlinks to additional
resources, click here.
Safety Awards Programs
CCA also promotes safety through awards recognition programs at both the state
level and at national level through AGC-America.
- CCA’s Safety Awards Program and National AGC Safety Awards (NASA)
Program are annual programs that present awards to contractor members with
exemplary safety records. CCA Safety Awards for exemplary safety records in 2018 were handed out at the
2019 Safety Awards Breakfast on April 1, 2019, For a list of the winners,
click here and for pictures from the Awards Breakfast,
- CCA’s Life Saving Award -
2018 Award Winner: Jack Rumsey, DeFalco Construction
- AGC-A’s Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA)
2019 1st Place Award Winning CCA Firms
- Granite Construction Highway & Transportation Division - Over 2,000,000
- Iron Woman Construction & Environmental Services Heavy Division - Over
500,000 work hours
2019 2nd Place Award Winning CCA Firms
- Fiore & Sons Specialty Division - 350,000-750,000 work hours
- MWH Constructors Utility Infrastructure Division - Over 400,000 work
CSEA Safety Management Best Practices from recent years:
For more information regarding any of these efforts, including how to get more
involved, please contact Jim Moody at