The volunteer leaders of the American Supply Association’s Safety Committee recently announced the 2016 ASA Member Safety Recognition Awards will be presented to three wholesaler-distributors and three manufacturers at Network2017 on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

To be considered for the award, a company must apply by submitting its OSHA 300A form for the previous year. The OSHA 300A: Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses is a log businesses are required to maintain that summarizes employee injuries against the total number of man-hours logged by employees. The winning companies have the lowest Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR).

“This year, we saw another increase in participation in the awards program, including a number of first-time awardees and even brand-new members to ASA diving right into the deep end of ASA’s programs and services. Once again our members are taking the lead in making safety in the workplace critical to our success,” said ASA Safety Committee Chairman Michael Place of Dakota Supply Group. “Recognizing companies that excel in their employees’ safety is a great motivator to maintaining a safe work environment.”

The award was created in 2012 and recognizes distributors and manufacturers based on their company’s TCIR. Since the awards’ inception, participation by ASA member companies has doubled and has increased each year.


The winning members of the awards for 2016 are: Elkay Mfg. Co. (Oak Brook, Ill.), PRIER Products (Grandview, Mo.) and Bestbath (Caldwell, Idaho) on the manufacturing side. For ASA member distributors, winning companies are Coburn Supply (Beaumont, Texas), Plumbing Distributors Inc. (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and United Pipe & Steel (Ipswich, Mass.).