In celebration of National Safety Month, the ILLOWA Construction Labor and Management Council awarded 31 area contractors with safety excellence awards during a recent luncheon at the Milan Camden Community Center. Five of those contractors are signatory to the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 25.

Johnson Controls

Since the late 1990s, ILLOWA has gathered statistics on the number of hours worked and the number of site incidents during the prior calendar year. Each year, awards are presented to the contractors who achieve the lowest injury/illness incidence rate.

“This year was by far our largest group of award recipients, which just proves that adhering to stringent standards, safety production and attention to detail is of the utmost importance for both ILLOWA and the union construction industry,” said Paul J. Foley, ILLOWA executive director. “It was great to recognize such a committed group of contractors, and we look forward to growing our safety awards more in the future.”

Ragan Mechanical

The Local Union 25 award winners include the following:

150,001-250,000 hours

Petersen Plumbing

Ragan Mechanical

 

More than 250,000 hours

Johnson Controls

Northwest Mechanical

Ryan & Associates

“We are proud to have signatory partners who make safety a top priority,” said Bill Allison, Local Union 25 business agent.

Northwest Mechanical

The union believes that a strong safety culture starts from the top down, and ensures that everyone is able to return home from their job site each night in the same way they arrived — healthy and safe. Classes are offered at Local Union 25 to satisfy OSHA requirements and other industry safety initiatives. Each union member — from apprentices, to journeypersons — is encouraged to attend to stay current on the best practices in workplace safety and to maintain their certifications.

Ryan & Associates

About Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 25

Since the early 1900s, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 25 has guaranteed the professionalism of its journeymen, and the value of their work through a training program that is thoroughly unique in the plumbing and pipefitting industries.  Their five years of rigorous classroom and on-the-job training in a state-of-the-art training center produces a workforce so skilled in the mechanical service and construction business that they provide roughly 85% of all plumbing, HVACR and pipefitting performed in the Quad City area.

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