Mobile Section, Alabama AGC recognized our members who maintained an excellent safety record throughout 2020, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at the Country Club of Mobile. Over 100 member were in attendance as thirty-five of the Mobile area leading commercial, industrial, specialty contractors and suppliers received awards.
Click link to view: 2021 AGC Safety Awards Recipient Newsletter
Jose Gonzalez- Area Director of the Mobile Area OSHA office and Francisco Garcia – OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist for Alabama were on hand for the occasion and commended the contractors and suppliers for their outstanding safety performance.
This local program is an ongoing effort by the Mobile Section, Alabama AGC to recognize members in the Mobile area, who have developed and implemented excellent safety and loss prevention programs through management commitment, employee training and program innovation. Appreciation to our sponsors who make this event possible:
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, LLC
Burr Forman LLP
Industrial Wellness Rehab
Lyon, Fry, Cadden Insurance
Occupational Health Center
Safety Guidance Specialists
Turner Insurance & Bonding
Thames Batré Insurance
Willis Towers Watson
SAFETY LEADER OF THE YEAR
Each year Mobile Section recognizes one safety professional for his or her outstanding leadership in the field of Safety. This year that honor went to Morris King with Vulcan Materials and his dog Millie, “AGC’s Work Zone Safety Dog”. 2020 was a challenge for all of us, but even while many of us were stuck at home during Covid, Morris King and his dog Millie volunteered their service to help us create a safety campaign with messages to post to our social media sites and on billboards throughout the state. Buzzy Riis, Chairman of the Mobile AGC Safety Committee said that Millie had more credentials than most people he knew, and her schedule was busier than many lawyers – among Millie’s impressive credentials are:
- Certified Complex Therapy Dog working in the Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit at USA Health Hospital in Mobile, AL.
- Critical Response Therapy Team Dog where she is able to assist first responders and victims of natural or manmade disasters with stress relief and coping with loss.
- Therapy Dog for Saad Hospice and Inpatient Retreat Facility in Mobile
- But for us – most importantly Millie is Mobile Section’s AGC Safety Dog !
Millie and Morris have been an inspiration throughout 2020 helping create this year’s work zone safety campaign and billboard. Riis commented when giving the award, “It’s amazing how one little dog and her owner can have such a big impact on so many”.