LLR Announces 2018 Safety Award Recipients

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

As we close out National Safety Month, the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation announces the recipients of the 2018 Safety Achievement Awards. The Safety Awards program is the Agency’s way of rewarding employers, both large and small, for the success of their safety and health programs.

The 2018 Safety Award Recipients are in the following three categories:

Palmetto Shining Star

These employers met at least one of the following criteria: (1) no recordable injuries or illnesses during calendar year 2017; (2) a reduction of at least 40% in the employer’s incidence rate between 2016 and 2017; (3) a difference of at least 75% in the employer’s 2017 incidence rate and the 2016 South Carolina average rate for that industry; or (4) worked one million or more safe work hours without a lost-time injury or illness.


o AVANTech, Inc.

o BE&K Building Group, LLC

o BHI Energy – Catawba Station

o BHI Energy – Oconee Station

o DAK Americas, LLC

o Day & Zimmerman – Oconee Nuclear Facility

o Day & Zimmerman – Robinson Nuclear Facility

o M.B. Kahn Construction Co., Inc.

o Newman Technology SC, Inc.

o Nucor Building Systems

o Precision Walls Inc. – Columbia, SC

o Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC – Construction

o Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC – Operations

o Savannah River Remediation, LLC – Construction

o Savannah River Remediation, LLC – Operations

o ZF Transmissions Gray Court, LLC

Rising Star

This employer’s 2017 incidence rate was at least 75% lower than the 2016 national average incident rate for the respective industry.

o Day & Zimmerman – Catawba Nuclear Station

Gleaming Star

These employers had less than 100 employees during 2016 and 2017, and demonstrated a culture of safety and health both on-site and in the community.

o BHI Energy – Robinson Station

o CF Evans Construction

o First Cut Design and Fabrication

o Metcon, Inc.

o Precision Walls Inc. – Greer, SC

o Precision Walls Inc. – N. Charleston, SC

o Roebuck Buildings, Co., Inc.

o Trehel Corporation