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Manhattan Construction Company earns Pinnacle honor, Associated Builder & Contractors top National Safety Award

ABC National Safety Pinnace Award Seal

Tulsa-based Manhattan Construction Company today announced it’s earned the National Safety Pinnacle Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), which was presented at the 31st annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC Convention 2021 in Grapevine, Texas, on March 10.

“As a fifth-generation, family-owned company, our programs, and practice are comprehensive and proven, but what makes our safety culture achieve results is authentic care and concern for those who work on our job sites and a goal of zero incidents on our sites every day,” said John Reyhan, Manhattan Construction Company president. “We extend our warmest thanks and share this honor with our Manhattan family of builders, trade partners, and clients, who have enthusiastically supported our safety values.”

The National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum, and Gold status in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System in 2020. During the selection process, contractors were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations, and video interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Safety and Health Committee. 

“Manhattan Construction Company is creating the conditions for its people to do their job well in a safe, healthy and mentally fit environment,” said 2021 ABC National Chair of the Board of Directors Steve Klessig, vice president of architecture and engineering, Keller Inc., Kaukauna, Wisconsin. “A culture of both safety and total human health cannot exist without leadership choosing daily to not to compromise on safety, and ABC commends this safety leader in our industry for modeling this belief in every action.”

The National Safety Excellence Awards are presented in three major North American Industry Classification System code categories: NAICS 236 – Construction of Buildings; NAICS 237 – Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction; and NAICS 238 – Specialty Trade Contractors. 

STEP, the standard for developing world-class safety management systems in construction, is designed to help both large and small contractors evaluate every aspect of their corporate safety and health programs and identify opportunities for improvement.

CNA is the presenting sponsor of the National Safety Excellence Awards.

Learn more about Manhattan’s safety program.