Interstate Highway Construction Wins Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Award First Place in the Highway Division, Under 600,000 Work Hours

Interstate Highway Construction was honored for having one of the nation’s best construction safety and health plans in 2019 by the Associated General Contractors of America.

“Now more than ever, there’s no more fundamental responsibility for a construction firm than to ensure the health and safety of its workers,” said Dirk Elsperman, the association’s president and executive vice president and chief operations officer of Tarlton Corporation in St. Louis, Mo. “These award recipients have implemented innovative and successful practices to safeguard job sites and protect workers.”

Elperman said Interstate Highway Construction was selected as a first place winner because of its exceptional leadership in safety. The company presented outstanding guidance in safety and occupational health management, risk control, safety training, work site hazard identification and control, and safety program innovation, Elperman added.

He added that the AGC-Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Award winners are selected by a panel of five independent safety professionals within the government, corporate and insurance industries. Final judging for the awards program took place during the contractors’ association’s annual convention in Las Vegas.

“Willis Towers Watson is proud to be an AGC partner in safety and sponsor the AGC’s Construction Safety Excellence Awards, a partnership that began over thirty years ago,” said Mike Fredebeil, CSP, North American Director Construction Safety, Willis Towers Watson. “It is a tough time right now in the construction industry, but we will get through this together, thanks in large part to the work firms like these are doing to protect workers and the public.”