HGC’s Safety Department received the Safety Innovation Award at the Allied Construction Industries (ACI) Safety Day, held on February 5. The Safety Innovation Award is granted to companies who can demonstrate innovative processes, programs, or devices that the company developed and initiated in the past year. HGC received the award due to several innovations implemented in 2018, including: A streamlined badge system that automates alerts to any employee’s upcoming certification expiration, and any training completed or yet to complete. Updated new employee safety orientation Two day new employee orientation for field employees which will include job-specific equipment and processes. “Tool Box” talks, which are weekly safety deep-dives. conducted on every single job site to keep safety front of mind. Safety University, a safety continuing education program designed to advance safety knowledge throughout an employee’s career. Learn more about our commitment to safety. Tim Wilmot, HGC’s Workforce Development Coordinator, was recognized with the 2019 Safe Employee Award. Tim has been with HGC since 2006, and upon his own initiative created the Carpentry Skills Training Program (CSTP). The CSTP was meant to address the opportunity after identifying the opportunity to attract new talent to the industry, train them efficiently, support them in their new career, and keep them at the top of their game. Kimberly Sims, an Apprentice Carpenter at HGC, speaks highly of her experience learning from Tim. “Working with Tim, I learned some things I didn’t realize construction entailed,” she says. “He was very detailed about things. ‘This is what you need to know and take with you every day. You can’t get frustrated. Take a step back, think about it, and start over.’” Learn more about the HGC’s workforce development.