27th Annual
Safety Excellence Awards

Awards Banquet held at

L’Auberge Resort Baton Rouge on

Friday, March 17, 2023

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

Nominations are open until
February 1, 2023

2022 Safety Excellence Award Winners

General Construction and Maintenance

Division I:

1st Place:   RES Contractors

2nd Place:  Action Industries

3rd Place:  Claymar Construction

Division II:

1st Place:  Specialty Welding and Turnarounds

2nd Place: Turner Industrial Maintenance

3rd Place:  EXCEL

Division III:

1st Place: Brown & Root Industrial Services AND Turner Industries Group (tie)

3rd Place:  APTIM Services

Civil Construction

1st Place:  Structural

Commercial Construction

1st Place: The McDonnel Group

Crane & Rigging

1st Place: Deep South Crane & Rigging

Specialty Trade Hard Craft

Division I:

1st Place:  Midwest Cooling Tower Services

2nd Place: Master Vac Industrial Services

3rd Place:  James Machine Works

Division II:

1st Place:  Westgate

2nd Place: Thermon

Division III:

1st Place:   MMR Constructors

2nd Place:  ISC Constructors

3rd Place:  Ardent Services

Specialty Trade Soft Craft

Division I:

1st Place:   Specialized Industrial Maintenance

2nd Place:  Industrial Specialist

3rd Place:  Nextgen – The Bartlett Group

Division II:

1st Place: Turner Specialty Services

2nd Place: BrandSafway

Division III:

1st Place:  Brock Services

2nd Place: Excel Modular Scaffolding & Leasing Corporation

Technical Support

Division I:

1st Place:  BGS

2nd Place: Loadstar Product Handling Services

3rd Place:  Austin Fire Systems

Division II:

1st Place: Premium Inspection & Testing

2nd Place: Hoist & Crane Service Group

Division III:

1st Place: PSC Group

2nd Place: Total Safety U.S.

Community Service Award: EXCEL

Innovation Award: Alliance Safety Council 

Hal G. Ginn Award for Best Safety Performance Overall: Specialty Welding and Turnarounds


Banquet Details


General Registration


About the Safety Excellence Awards

2023 Hal G. Ginn Award Winners, Specialty Welding and Turnarounds (SWAT)

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. G. Ginn’s vision for safe workplaces that we can come together and celebrate safety success stories. Thus, the creation of the coveted Hal G. 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.


Action Industries

Apache Industrial Services

APTIM Services

Ardent Services

Austin Fire Systems




Brown & Root

Claymar Construction

Clean Harbors/HydroChemPSC

Deep South Crane & Rigging


Excel Modular Scaffolding & Leasing

Hoist & Crane Service Group

Industrial Specialist

ISC Constructors

James Machine Works

Loadstar Product Handling Services

Master Vac Industrial Services

Midwest Cooling Towers

MMR Constructors

Nextgen – The Bartlett Group

Premium Inspection & Testing

PSC Group

RES Contractors

Specialized Industrial Maintenance

Specialty Welding and Turnarounds

Spectrum Water Technology

Structural Preservation Systems

The McDonnel Group


Total Safety U.S.

Triad Electric & Controls

Turner Industrial Maintenance

Turner Industries Group

Turner Specialty Services


Worley Field Services

Zachry Industrial

About the Safety Excellence Awards

Nominating Sites

Air Liquide


Americas Styrenics

CF Industries

Cornerstone Chemical

Delek – Krotz Springs Refinery


Ethos Energy

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Complex

ExxonMobil BRPO

ExxonMobil Lubricants

ExxonMobil Plastics


Honeywell Baton Rouge

Koch Methanol Terminal




Olin St. Gabriel & Plaquemine

OxyChem Convent

Placid Refining


Shell Catalyst & Technologies

Shell Chemical Geismar

Shell Convent

Shintech Louisiana

SNF Flopam

Solvay USA

Syngenta Crop Protection


Westlake Geismar

Westlake Plaquemine


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

Innovation Award

Community Service Award

Hal G. Ginn Award

Eligibility to Participate


December 6, 2022 – Nominations Open

February 1, 2023 – Nominations Close

January 11, 2023 – Contractor Submittal Opens

February 10, 2023 – Contractor Submittal Closes

February 14, 2023 – Award Committee Selection Meeting

March 17, 2023 – Awards Banquet

To be eligible for consideration at the 27th Annual GBRIA Safety Excellence Awards, contractors must:

  • Nomination by a GBRIA member site by February 1, 2023.
  • Complete the Nominated Contractor Questionnaire by the deadline.


Nominated companies will be required to submit the following data plus additional documents pertaining to your safety program:

  • Company Category
  • Company NAICS code
  • Last 3 years of hours worked 
  • Last 3 years of OSHA citations
  • Last 3 years of worker’s compensation claims
  • Last 3 years of OSHA Recordable Cases
  • Last 3 years of OSHA Recordable Rates
  • Most current Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) TRIR
  • NAICS Code Average, including year used
  • List partnerships your company has initiated or continued in 2022 (i.e. VPP)
  • Briefly, describe involvement in local safety-related organizations (i.e. ABC,
    ASSP, AGC, ESP, etc.)
  • List other industry-recognized safety awards received in 2022
  • Other questions that the GBRIA Safety, Health, and Security Committee may deem necessary


Submit your company logo, preferably a PNG file

** Any application received after the deadline will be immediately disqualified from consideration
** Any fatality in 2022 will immediately disqualify a contractor from placing in their division/category.


Additional Awards:

Community Service Award

Innovation Award

*More information on these awards will be available on January 11, 2023 when the Contractor Submittal Form opens

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