24th Annual
Safety Excellence Awards

April 9, 2020 | L’Auberge Resort


The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance (GBRIA) Safety Excellence Awards have been a staple in the Baton Rouge area since 1996. The awards banquet is an opportunity for GBRIA member sites to nominate those companies who’ve 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 a great 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 awards banquet concept was made a reality it was by the work of GBRIA’s Board of Directors, but specifically by Mr. Hal Ginn. It is because of Mr. Ginn’s vision for safe workplaces that we can come together and celebrate safety success stories. Thus, the creation of the coveted Hal Ginn Award. The finalist for this award come from each division winner, and ultimately the company that shines the brightest takes home this award for excellence.

Contractor Categories

General Construction & Maintenance

Civil Construction

Commercial Construction

Crane & Rigging

Specialty Trade Soft Crafts

Specialty Trade Hard Crafts

Technical Support


1st Place – Award of Excellence

2nd Place – Award of Merit

3rd Place – Award of Recognition

Innovative Training Award

Community Service Award

Hal G. Ginn Award

2019 Awards

Sponsorship & Registration

Grab a seat and showcase your company at the 23rd Annual Safety Excellence Awards! With over 700 attendees, the banquet is an excellent opportunity to network with industry leaders and showcase the great work your company is doing!

Platinum Sponsor

$ 1950
  • Table for 10 - Premium Table Placement
  • Premium branding for your company throughout the event

Gold Sponsor

$ 1595
  • Table for 10
  • Company logo placed on signage, in program, and on PowerPoint

Silver Sponsor

$ 1025
  • 5 seats
  • Company logo placed in the program

Bronze Sponsor

$ 500
  • 2 seats
  • Company logo placed in the program

Speaker Sponsor

$ 1500


$ 129 - 1160
  • Table for 10 &
  • Individual Seats
  • Available


To be eligible for consideration at the 2019 GBRIA Safety Excellence Awards, contractors must:

  • Be nominated by a GBRIA member site by February 8, 2019
  • Have a current GBRIA or Houston Business Roundtable (HBR) Contractor Safety
    Audit on file within the past three (3) years (January 01, 2016 – March 5, 2019)
  • Complete the Nominated Contractor Questionnaire by March 1, 2019,

Nominated companies will be required to submit the following data:

  • Company category
  • Company NAICS code
  • 2018 – 2016 man-hours worked
  • 2018 – 2016 number of OSHA citations
  • 2018 – 2016 number of worker’s compensation claims
  • 2018 – 2016 OSHA recordable cases
  • 2018 – 2016 OSHA recordable rates
  • Most current Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR)
  • Average for your NAICS code
  • Indication of which years data used for above TCIR
  • List partnerships your company has initiated or continued in 2018 (i.e. VPP)
  • Briefly describe what leading indicators your company utilizes and how this information is utilized
  • Briefly describe how your company is addressing Significant Injuries and Fatalities (SIFs)
  • Briefly, describe involvement in local safety-related organizations (i.e. ABC,
    ASSE, AGC, etc.)
  • List other industry recognized safety awards received in 2018

**If you’d like to be considered for the Innovative Training Practice Award, a 1-2 page write-up shall be submitted to brandon@gbria.org by March 1, 2019.**

**If you’d like to be considered for the Community Service Award, a 1-2 page
write-up shall be submitted to brandon@gbria.org by March 1, 2019.**

Submit your company logo, preferably PNG file (uploaded directly to SurveyMonkey)

** Any application received after the deadline will be immediately disqualified from consideration
** Any fatality in 2018 will immediately disqualify a contractor from placing in their division/category.

The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance (GBRIA) is a trade association, 501 (c)(6) non-profit organization with a membership of 60+ industrial facilities in the Greater Baton Rouge Region.

8555 United Plaza Blvd., Suite 202, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809

(225) 769-0596

GBRIA’s mission is to drive solutions to common issues with an emphasis on Safety Performance and Workforce Development