Construction was nominated as one of five finalists for Safety Program of the Year by SafetyXChange.
This year, Russell Construction was awarded the first place honor of Safety Program of the Year.
SafetyXChange, an online community where safety professionals can go for new ideas, workable
solutions and fresh perspectives, holds their annual Saxies Awards in order to recognize safety
professionals for their achievements and dedication to the fundamental principle of safety. Nominees are
chosen based on their dedication to: on/off-the-job safety training, management buy-in, use of
technology, employee involvement in safety, communication, awareness building, supervisory
leadership, auditing, performance measurement, accident investigation and culture building.
According to Wayne Pardy, Executive Vice President of E.V. Quality Plus, Inc., who served as a judge
for the Saxies, Russell Construction was awarded this distinction based on "their approach,
professionalism and the way in which this organization has integrated safety management into their
overall business objectives. Their overall operational plan is exemplarily and is one that others can learn
As a 2009 winner of a Saxies award, Russell Construction will be honored with a life-size
replica of a helmet worn by warriors of the Greek city-state of Corinth from around 500 B.C.
The helmet represents personal protection as it was the gear able-bodied men of Corinth
were expected to don when performing their duty of defending the city-state. The helmet is
also seen in depictions of many of Ancient Greece's leading thinkers, such as Socrates,
Plato and Aristotle. In short, the helmet embodies the qualities of citizenship, civic
responsibility and enlightened thinking.
For the first time, the SafetyXChange held their annual awards ceremony virtually.
To view the awards ceremony, please visit www.safetyxchange.org/saxcies-video.
Michael Doucette, Safety Director at Russell Construction noted "this recognition belongs to everyone
here at Russell. It is a testament to the years of hard work and dedication, especially to those working at
our jobsites helping keep not only our team safe but subcontractor employees, our clients and the public
At Russell, safety is more than a way to do business; it is a core value that everyone at the company
strives to achieve. In September of 2008, Russell's safety program reach an extraordinary milestone of
1,000,000 hours worked without a lost-time incident.
Established in 1983, Russell Construction is a regional provider of Construction Management, Design
Build and General Contracting services. For more information on Russell Construction, please visit their
corporate website at www.russellco.com.