The Safest Contractors in Construction

Winners and Top Finishers – CREST Awards 2023 for 2022 Performance

FCA International is proud to recognize the following contractors for their consistent commitment to safety excellence. CREST Winners and Top Finishers are among the safest contractors in their industry.



AJL Design & Installation
Islandia, NY



Southwest Specialty Coatings
North Las Vegas, NV

The Aulson Company
Methuen, MA


Misener Industrial Painting & Restoration
Flint, MI


Aetna Bridge – Warwick, RI Lehn Painting – Batavia, OH
Alliance Partition Systems – Arlington, WA National Glass & Metal Co., Inc.  – Horsham, PA
Architectural Glass & Metal, Inc. – Clifton Park, NY Niles Industrial Coatings – Fenton, MI
Ascher Brothers Co., Inc. – Chicago, IL Ralph E. Jones, Inc. – Harrisburg, PA
Bazan Painting Co. – St. Louis, MO Ram Acoustical Corporation – Beaver Falls, PA
Blasz Construction, LLC – Feasterville, PA Renfrow Inc. – Houlton, WI
Cor-Ray Painting – Santa Fe Spring, CA Swanson & Youngdale – Minneapolis, MN
Eighteen Glass Co., Inc. – East Brunswick, NJ TEC Protective Coatings – Waterford, NY
Empirehouse – Mounds View, MN Titan Industrial Services – Baltimore, MD
F.D. Thomas, Inc. – Central Point, OR TJ Wies Contracting, Inc. – Lake St. Louis, MO
Heggem-Lundquist – Denver, CO Thomas Industrial Coatings – Pevely, MO
Henderson Johnson – Syracuse, NY Vulcan Painters – Bessemer, AL
Innovative Painting and Waterproofing – Santa Fe Springs, CA  

About the FCA CREST Awards

WHY CREST: The Contractors Recognizing Excellence in Safety Training (CREST) Awards was created to provide international recognition to contractors who maintain effective safety programs. CREST Winners and Top Finishers are internationally-recognized for their commitment to safety excellence.

Explanation of Data

An award winner is chosen from each of the following categories. The categories are broken down by trade and annual hours. Additionally, the top 10 contractors in each category are recognized with a certificate as a Top 10 Contractor.

Companies are required to submit basic information followed by data associated with the leading and lagging measures. Formulas have been created to standardize values for these measures.

Architectural Glass & Metal 1 – 25,000 hours
Drywall Finishing 25,001 – 50,000 hours
Flooring 50,000 – 100,000 hours
Industrial Coating 100,001 – 150,000 hours
Painting& Wallcovering 100,001 – 150,000 hours
Sign & Display

Safety Program Efforts

For the leading measures, or evaluation of safety effort, the following data is collected:

  • Years the company has had a written safety program in place
  • Safety training orientation for all new employees
  • Employment of a full-time safety representative
  • Ongoing safety training
  • Number of employees who have current OSHA 10 or 30 training, which is OSHA’s basic, construction outreach training needed for supervisors
  • Safety program impact on the company

Safety Program Results -- EMR Trend

EMR is a measure of a company’s losses versus an expected loss for a company in that industry. Fewer losses or injuries/illnesses are equated with a better safety program. However, this calculation is based on a three-year average. To effectively use this measure, the trend over a four-year period offers a better picture of performance.

OSHA Log Data

The following are measures using the totals from a company’s OSHA’s Form 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. Using the formulas established by OSHA, as noted below, FCA creates a level playing field by converting the total numbers to a rate per 100 employees. The FCA CREST Awards incorporate the rate into a formula that compares the various applicants and assigns a relative score to each.

Entrants are evaluated based on the following OSHA Log Data:

  • Total number of fatalities (fatalities are a critical factor and any fatalities occurring in the calendar year disqualifies the entry)

  • Recordable Incident Rate (RIR) Trend over a four-year period

  • Recordable Incident Rate (Total Cases x 200,000 / Total Hours of Exposure)

  • Lost Work Day Case Rate ([Deaths + Days Away Cases x 200,000] / Total Hours of Exposure)

  • Severity Rate (Days Away from Work x 200,000 Hours / Total Hours of Exposure)

  • DART Rate (Cases of Days Away from Work and Days of on the Job Transfer or Restriction) Restricted, Transferred and Lost Workday Cases x 200,000 / Total Hours of Exposure

CREST Awards Registration is Opens Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024!

Here’s What You Need To Register: