Jones Corp. of West Point earns safety award

DES MOINES – Jones Contracting Corp., of West Point received a state safety excellence award this week. The company’s Portland Cement Paving Division was honored for first-place recognition in the ” Less than 100,000 Work Hours” division of The Associated General Contractors of Iowa’s Recognition of Safety Excellence Awards (ROSE)

The awards were handed to contractors who demonstrate a cultural commitment to safety and were sponsored by Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. This year’s award winners were announced at the ROSE Awards luncheon during AGC of Iowa’s 97th Annual Convention in Des Moines, Iowa. Also in attendance where special guests Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg.

Winners have innovative safety programs and strive towards zero work site fatalities and multi-catastrophic injuries. Top safety programs also have active employee participation, safety training, and work site hazard identification and control. “We are continually trying to improve safety in Iowa’s construction industry and on job sites every day,” said AGC of Iowa Safety & Health Committee Chair Darin Johnson of Reilly Construction Co., Inc. “The very essence of these awards is an illustration of our business’ dedication to safety, and the companies we honor exemplify the very safest contractors in the construction industry and those who have successfully integrated safety into their businesses.”

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