The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) has announced Kelly-Hill Company as a Category II Gold NRC 2013 Safety Award Winner. This award represents the extensive efforts made to promote and improve safety in the rail industry. Scoring was objective and required judges to review Kelly-Hill Company’s full safety program and practices with a full extensive outside review. The award will be accepted next week (January 5–8, 2014) at the NRC Conference held at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, CA.
The criteria for the NRC 2013 Safety Award was divided into four categories, based on the average number of employees. Each category was scored on workers’ compensation experience, OSHA work-related injuries and illnesses, OSHA statistics violations, roadway worker protection training, and safety program elements. Point totals of each category determined a Winner (highest point total), Gold (80% or more points), Silver (70%–79% points), or Bronze (60%–69%).
Kelly-Hill Company takes prides in their safety program and the practices that follow. To receive the Gold Award in Category II indicates that Kelly-Hill Company is following national standards to continuously keep their personnel safe while constructing railroad infrastructure.