25th Annual
Safety Excellence Awards

Recognizing those who went
above & beyond in 2020

April 22, 2021

GBRIA is excited to announce our planned activities to recognize our members, sponsors, and award nominees at our 25th Annual Safety Excellence Awards! Our awards program will include 3 different components to bring value to all involved. The awards ceremony will be streamed online to better allow all members, sponsors, and nominees to attend. We will publish the 2021 e-magazine, which will showcase our stakeholders and include articles from industry leaders. We will conclude the awards program with an in-person (outdoor) reception at the Louisiana Capitol Museum where members, sponsors, and nominees/winners can network, receive their awards, and take pictures

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 comes 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

2021 Awards

1st Place – Award of Excellence

2nd Place – Award of Merit

3rd Place – Award of Recognition

Innovation Award

Community Service Award

Hal G. Ginn Award


To be eligible for consideration at the 2021 GBRIA Safety Excellence Awards, contractors must:

  • Be nominated by a GBRIA member site by February 12, 2021
  • Have a current GBRIA or Houston Business Roundtable (HBR) Contractor Safety Audit on file within the past three (3) years (January 01, 2018 – present)
  • Complete the Nominated Contractor Questionnaire by February 26, 2021.

Nominated companies will be required to submit the following data:

  • Company category
  • Company NAICS code
  • 2020-2018 man-hours worked 
  • 2020-2018 number of OSHA citations
  • 2020-2018 number of worker’s compensation claims
  • 2020-2018 OSHA recordable cases
  • 2020-2018 OSHA recordable rates
  • Most current Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) TRIR
  • Average for your NAICS code
  • Indication of which years data used for above TRIR
  • List partnerships your company has initiated or continued in 2020 (i.e. VPP)
  • Briefly, describe involvement in local safety-related organizations (i.e. ABC,
    ASSP, AGC, etc.)
  • List other industry-recognized safety awards received in 2020
  • Other questions that the GBRIA Safety, Health, and Security Committee may deem necessary

**If you’d like to be considered for the Community Service Award or the Innovation Award, a 1-2 page write-up shall be submitted to brandon@gbria.org by February 26, 2021.**

Submit your company logo, preferably PNG file

** Any application received after the deadline will be immediately disqualified from consideration
** Any fatality in 2020 will immediately disqualify a contractor from placing in their division/category.

Sponsorship & Registration

Available Soon...


Contact Brandon Smith for more information
225-769-0596 x16

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
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