Performance Mechanical is being recognized for exemplary safety practices and performance with a 2017 Thomas J. Reynolds Award for Excellence in Construction Safety and Health from The Association of Union Contractors, an organization that represents 2,000-plus contractor companies nationally. The award was given for superior safety practices in Category One, which represents over 1 million hours worked without a DART (Days Away Restricted Transferred) case.

Performance Mechanical is a full-service industrial mechanical contractor providing process piping and equipment installation, civil, structural, instrumentation, and boiler installation and repair to electrical generating plants, food and beverage producers, pipeline compressor and metering stations, manufacturing facilities and water treatment plants throughout Northern and Southern California. PMI is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, a Fortune 500 company offering echanical and electrical construction, industrial, and energy infrastructure as well as building services for a diverse range of businesses.

“At Performance Mechanical and within the entire EMCOR organization, we are passionate about the safety of our workers and their safe return home from work every day; we’ve made a commitment to the goal of achieving zero accidents and won’t be satisfied until we’ve met that goal,” Performance Mechanical CEO Andy Hosler said. “To be eligible for the TAUC Award, it was required that PMI’s DART rate be below 1.5, which is 25% below the Bureau of Labor Statistics' national average. Based on our TAUC Safety Award Application and OSHA logs, Performance Mechanical's DART rate was 0.”

PMI’s commitment to safety is part of a multi-tiered, integrated approach that includes a “Zero Accident Program” as well as a host of supporting initiatives such as the "Be There For Life" program. This EMCOR effort is designed to educate employees and their families about the importance of safety through use of workplace posters, in company newsletters, mailings and a number of other creative tactics intended to reach employees and their families. EMCOR also conducts regional "Target Zero" safety conferences, bringing together industry experts from its operating companies and partners to share information and successful strategies.

Source: Bruce Ross Associates