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The GreenWood team at the Durham, North Carolina project has earned the North Carolina Department of Labor’s (NCDOL) Gold Safety Award for the second straight year. This award is given to recognize an exceptional safety record and the Gold Award level is based on the DART (“days away from work, restricted activity or job transfer”) rate.  The team was recognized and presented their award at the state NCDOL banquet.

The NCDOL Safety Awards Program recognizes companies that achieve and maintain superior safety records through accident prevention and by promoting safety in the workplace. Great work and congratulations to the entire Durham team for this outstanding accomplishment!


GreenWood was recently presented with the Lighthouse Beam Safety Award by BB&T Insurance Services marking the eighth consecutive year the company has earned this prestigious award.  The award is reserved only for companies who achieve excellence in safety performance throughout their organization.  Specific emphasis is placed on the safety and health of every employee at all project levels.  To qualify, a company must achieve outstanding overall safety performance based on criteria for a client’s workers’ compensation policy loss ratio, workers’ compensation experience modification (EMR), and BLS/DART/OSHA recordable incident rate.

“We are pleased to recognize GreenWood, Inc. for achieving an outstanding safety record for 2017,” says Warren Blanchard, BB&T Insurance Services.  “Their ongoing emphasis on zero incidents is obvious throughout the company.”

Mike Simmons, Corporate Director of Safety for GreenWood adds, “Our safety program is constantly being refined to ensure our standards are the highest possible.  Every employee knows that safety is our top priority regardless of the job we have to perform.  Receiving this award from BB&T Insurance Services directly reflects our dedication to maintaining safe work environments at all times.”


In recognition for success in safety and claims management, GreenWood has been awarded the Affinity Insurance Risk Control Gold Award reserved only for companies in the top 1% of all eligible candidates. This means GreenWood ranked in the top 4 out of 440 member companies – an achievement we can all be proud of!

Affinity Insurance, Ltd. annually recognizes those members that are successful in managing losses, actively participating in risk control events, and demonstrating a commitment to safety throughout their organization. All members of Team GreenWood are to be congratulated for always being aware when it comes to safety and for ensuring a safe working environment at each project site.


Safety celebrations were recently held at two project locations to mark one year without an OSHA recordable injury. Luncheons were provided for the teams in West Virginia and in North Carolina. The teams from both sites enjoyed barbecue luncheons prepared by GreenWood personnel who congratulated all employees for their outstanding safety accomplishments.  GreenWood’s “Always Aware” safety program emphasizes safety with each employee to ensure a safe work environment for everyone.


Several members from Team GreenWood attended the Affinity Insurance Risk Management conference held in conjunction with the National Safety Council Congress & Expo – the largest safety show in the world – in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The National Safety Council is the nation’s leading safety advocate with the mission of eliminating preventable injuries. Project members from 3 different sites represented GreenWood at the event. This year’s theme “Racing to Zero…Safety That Works” provided the backdrop for professional development seminars, learning sessions and networking opportunities.

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