University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors wins award for outstanding safety program

TEMPE, ARIZ. – University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors Inc. was recently honored for its safety program with the highest level designation -- a Platinum Award -- from the Contractor Safety Assessment Program (CSAP), presented on behalf of one of the country’s leading microchip manufacturers, one of UMEC’s clients.

A leading full-service mechanical contracting company in the Southwest, University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc. is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group Inc.

Designed at Harvard, CSAP is an independent evaluation administered by ConstructSecure Inc., which measures both historical performance and forward-looking factors within a company's safety program. A score of 95% or higher is considered outstanding performance and is recognized with a Platinum Award; UMEC’s score of 99% (both for 2009 and 2010) far surpassed that.

“At UMEC, and across the entire EMCOR organization, we are passionate about the safety of our workers and have made a commitment to the goal of achieving zero accidents so they may return home safely everyday. We are, therefore, exceedingly proud to receive this prestigious recognition,” commented Brad Thornton, president and CEO of UMEC. “The ConstructSecure program represents a high standard of measuring safety practices in the construction industry; achieving a Platinum Award puts UMEC in the unique and elite category of companies that have demonstrated exemplary safety achievement”.

UMEC’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 and other creative tactics reaching 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.