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NRMCA Safety Contest



Click here to download the 2016 NRMCA Safety Contest Application form.


The Safety Contest has for years been a safety performance and incentive/award program aimed to foster safe practices at ready mixed concrete plants across the nation. Prior to 1993, NRMCA annually sponsored a safety contest that gathered industry accident data and recognized member companies that had commendable safety records. The original contest, based on company-wide production criteria, made it difficult for large, multi-plant ready mixed producers with an outstanding safety record to be recognized. In 1996, the Safety Task Group of NRMCA’s Operations, Environment and Safety Committee redesigned the contest to its current form. Over the past few years, the program has grown to become NRMCA’s most popular award recognition program.


In November 2008, the Safety Task Group redesigned the form and included the same information found on the Safety Benchmarking Form. This way plants only had to submit data one time per year and all on one form. Concrete Producer magazine co-sponsors the NRMCA Safety Contest.


The Safety Contest is a per-plant contest open to all facilities operated by NRMCA member companies in good standing. Non-NRMCA member companies may also participate for $50/per plant.  Companies with more than one division were encouraged to distribute entry blanks to individuals responsible for keeping safety records at each plant location.


Safety Contest submissions are solicited at the beginning of each year, with a deadline of April 15, winners are then decided shortly thereafter, notified via email and finally emailed a ‘winner’ certificate mid-summer. Next year’s nomination form will be made available after the first of the year.


For more information:

Contact Gary Mullings or at

1-888-846-7622, x1161




The data submitted are kept strictly confidential by the NRMCA. After verification of all data entry and calculations, NRMCA destroys the entry forms and specific company information.


Basis for Winning Entries

The most recent OSHA Incident Rate for the Ready Mixed Concrete Industry.  The plants' incident rate will determine their level of "Excellence in Safety" Achievement. The level of achievement is based on the facilities' incident rate as it compares to the OSHA Incident Rate.


Plant Incident Rate

Level of Achievement

Plant Incident Rate = 0 Gold
Plant Incident Rate >.01 but
< 1/2 OSHA Incident Rate
Plant Incident Rate >1/2 but
 < Total OSHA Incident Rate
Plant Incident Rate is greater than
OSHA Incident Rate
Does not qualify



Practical example in which 5.5 is the latest incident rate for the RMC industry:


Plant Incident Rate

Level of Achievement

Plant Incident Rate = 0 Gold
Plant Incident Rate = 2 Silver
Plant Incident Rate = 4 Bronze
Plant Incident Rate = 5.5 Bronze
Plant Incident Rate = 5.51 Does not qualify


(This is just an example; the OSHA Incident Rate is based on industry injuries for a given year.)





A certificate of “Excellence in Safety” for the level of achievement is awarded to individual plants.



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