28th Annual
Safety Excellence Awards

Awards Banquet Details

L’Auberge Resort Baton Rouge

Thursday, March 21, 2024

5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

About the Safety Excellence Awards 

The GBRIA Safety Excellence Awards have been a staple safety performance recognition program in the Baton Rouge area since 1996. The awards program is an opportunity for GBRIA member sites to recognize contractor companies who have performed work in their facilities and committed themselves to nothing less than safety excellence in their operations. To be nominated for such an award is an honor and a show of recognition of the great strides contractors have made to keep their workers safe and families whole. 

In 1996, when the concept of an awards program was made a reality it was by the work of GBRIA’s Board of Directors, but specifically by Mr. Hal G. Ginn. It is because of Mr. Ginn’s vision for an ever-safer industry that we can come together and celebrate safety success stories. In recognition of Mr. Ginn’s foresight, the top award given at the awards banquet is in his name. 


  • Nomination Window: December 4, 2023 – January 12, 2024
  • Applications Due: February 9, 2024
  • Category Award Selection Meeting: February 29, 2024
  • Hal G. Ginn, Innovation, and Community Service Awards Selection Meeting: March 7, 2024
  • Banquet and Awards Ceremony: March 21, 2024


  • Completed Nomination Form by a GBRIA member (plant site)
  • Any nominated contractor who experienced a fatality in 2023 is ineligible to receive an award.
  • Any nominated contractor who received any repeat or willful violations or citation from OSHA or other regulatory agencies in 2023 is ineligible to receive an award.


All submitted applications are reviewed by GBRIA staff to ensure completion and adherence to the provided instructions and entry qualifications.
Each qualifying application is reviewed and scored by three (3) GBRIA member representatives utilizing the scoring guidance listed in the application.
The average score between judges will be used to determine award placement.


Completion of the application by close of business on February 9, 2024. Applications received after this date cannot be processed due to schedule restrictions. Please contact Brandon Smith at brandon@gbria.org early if you anticipate delay.


  • Complete all information requested in the application to be considered for an award. All applications must be filled out and emailed to brandon@gbria.org by February 9, 2024.
  • Complete the GBRIA Safety Excellence Awards Benchmarking Report Survey by February 9, 2024.
  • Note: Completion of both forms is required to be considered for an award.
  • Attachments:
    • Photos, Diagrams, and Visual Aides ONLY (No additional text pages)
    • MUST be attached as ONE PDF document.
    • 250-word max for each question, unless otherwise specified.
    • Provide 2023 OSHA 300a

Awards Available

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Awards in each category/division (by headcount). 
  • Community Service Award
  • Innovation in Safety Award
  • Hal G. Ginn Award

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