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2014 MRCA Silver Medal Safety Award Presented to Waukegan Roofing

Waukegan Roofing is honored to receive the 2014 MRCA Silver Medal Safety Award at the MRCA Annual Convention in Dallas, TX this week.

The Midwest Roofing Contractors Association® (MRCA) is an association of Roofing Contractors that have joined together to develop and administer programs and services that help member companies build their business, save them money while continually working to improve the roofing industry.

The MRCA Safety Program Award recognizes MRCA member companies that have demonstrated a commitment to improving jobsite safety through development, implementation, and enforcement of a safety and risk management program. All active MRCA member companies with a well-documented safety and risk-management program were encouraged to apply for the award. Submissions were reviewed by the MRCA Safety and Operations Committee and by MRCA Legal Counsel. Once submissions were reviewed, Safety Program Awards were presented at the following levels:

  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze

Waukegan Roofing is honored to have been selected as the recipient for the 2014 MRCA Silver Medal Safety Award.

"This award further validates our company's commitment to the safety of our employees, our customers and our jobsites," says Bruce Diederich, President of Waukegan Roofing. "It's part of our Mission Statement and Guiding Principals - we work hard to ensure that our jobsites are safe for, not only our employees, but our customers as well. We want everyone going home safely at the end of the day - every day."

But this shouldn't come as a surprise - Waukegan Roofing's commitment to safety extends back to the very roots of the 100 Year old company. Requiring ongoing, company-wide OSHA safety training that exceeds the minimum standards set; a constant review of the procedures and practices in place by management and outside consultants; and relentless vigilance and attention to procedural requirements by the workforce are all pieces of the Waukegan Roofing Safety Program, and are the key reasons for its success - organization-wide buy-in to the program and the safety culture.

This marks the first year for the MRCA Safety Program Award, and is the first time Waukegan Roofing has been awarded the MRCA Silver Medal Safety Award. With this recognition, this marks the 6th Safety Award for the firm. Past Safety Award honors are: 2014 Lake County Contractors Association (LCCA) Safety Award; 2009 and 2012 Association of Subcontractor and Associates (ASA) Chicago Safety Award; and the 2010 and 2012 Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) Gold Medal Safety Award.

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