COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For Corna Kokosing president Mark Corna, safety isn't just for those employees on the job site. Each day the construction company's top executive leads staff -- upper management included -- in a series of stretches and flexibility exercises aimed at preventing workplace injuries -- even if that workplace is a desk.
This culture of safety, pervasive in every facet of the company's business, earned it a national award last month from the nation's top construction association, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America. But for Mark Corna, the biggest prize was that none of his more than 200 associates was injured in 2010.
"Our efforts in the last two years have focused on developing a culture of safety that emphasizes a 'Safety 24/7' approach," he said. "We train our associates to be safe at home and at play, as well as at work, so that safety becomes a habit and not something that is turned on and off."
Corna Kokosing had zero OSHA recordable incidents in 2010 which qualified it for the Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA), the premier safety award program for the industry. The annual awards program, sponsored by the AGC of America, recognizes companies that maintain excellent worksite safety records through widespread company participation, superior training initiatives, and upper management commitment.
Of the nearly 100 companies nationwide that competed for awards, Corna Kokosing was recognized as one of the three best companies in its building division category. The winners were announced March 23 at the 92nd annual AGC Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Corna Kokosing's 2010 projects included, among others, demolition of City Center and completion of the nine-acre Columbus Commons; renovation of Beaton Hall and the 1930's building at the Columbus Museum of Art; construction of Delta Energy's new corporate headquarters in Dublin; and St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville.
Corna Kokosing Construction Company, a division of the Kokosing Group, is a full-service construction manager/general contractor specializing in health care, education, manufacturing, office and retail markets. Corna Kokosing employs more than 200 associates throughout central Ohio, with annual revenues of $150 million. For more information, visit http://www.corna.com.
SOURCE Corna Kokosing Construction Company