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A.R. Chesson achieves Million Hour Award for safety


A.R. Chesson Construction recently was honored with the Million Hour Award. From left are Al Chesson, president of A.R. Chesson Construction Co..; Cherie Berry, N.C. Department of Labor commissioner; and Andy Holliman, A.R. Chesson corporate safety officer.


The Daily Reflector

Monday, March 20, 2017

A.R. Chesson Construction Co. Inc. recently achieved one million employee hours without an injury-related day away from work as defined by the N.C. Department of Labor (NCDOL).

The achievement qualifies the company to receive a 2017 NCDOL Million Hour Award, presented by the NCDOL in recognition of working 1 million employee hours, or multiples thereof, with no cases of injury or illness involving cases with days away from work. The Million Hour Award was presented by NCDOL Commissioner Cherie Berry during a company-wide recognition luncheon on March 10. Berry said this achievement is unprecedented in the construction industry, and is a result of 12 years without a single lost-time workplace accident.

The term of the accomplishment began on Jan. 1, 2005. The company completed 1 million hours worked without a lost time accident and with no cases with days away from work on Jan.12 — a span of 4,394 days.

“Achieving one million hours without a lost-time workplace accident shows our employees, sub-contractors and clients that we are committed to a safe work environment,” Corporate Safety Officer Andy Holliman said. “The motto of ‘Safety First’ is cultivated into the culture of our company.”

A.R. Chesson Construction’s mission to provide a safe working environment for its employees and subcontractors is accomplished by employee involvement, proper management and training, and implementing safety manuals with up-to-date information.

A. R. Chesson Construction Co. Inc., a full-service construction firm with offices in Williamston, Elizabeth City and Manteo, specializes in commercial, institutional, pre-engineered and industrial construction.