Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) received the Signal Mutual Indemnity Association Ltd.’s Gerald H. Halpin Safety Excellence Award. The award, presented at the association’s annual members board meeting in Orlando, Florida, on January 25, honors the Signal member who exemplifies the promotion of employee safety and health throughout its organization.
GLDD was chosen from more than 250 member companies. The company was recognized for anchoring safety as a “core value” in its commitment to the prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses and establishing safety initiatives that are integrated throughout the organizational structure through the implementation of a Safety Management System.
David E. Simonelli, GLDD president of dredging, accepted the award at the ceremony.
“Great Lakes will now join the community of Signal Members whose safety leadership has challenged us all to be the best we can be. When I think about the remarkable changes in the dredging industry safety culture over the past decade, it’s rewarding to know Great Lakes has played an important role. Throughout the industry, a commitment to safety is shared and competitors freely share safety info and incident lessons learned to prevent others from making the same mistakes,” Simonelli said.
GLDD has built a culture with team members who understand the “Great Lakes Way,” living safety every single day.
Simonelli added, “We would not have received this recognition were it not for the full engagement and commitment of our team.”