Charah Solutions brings home third straight AGC of American safety excellence honor

LOUISVILLE, KY (March 24, 2020) – Charah Solutions, a Louisville-based provider of environmental and maintenance services to the power generation industry, earned a third consecutive honor for safety in the Annual Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Construction Safety Excellence Awards.

“At Charah Solutions, commitment to safety is a core value and integral to our culture,” said Scott Sewell, president/CEO of Charah Solutions. “We are honored to receive this prestigious award from the AGC in recognition of our team’s uncompromising commitment every single day to keep our workplaces and employees safe.”

Charah Solutions was selected as the 2020 second-place winner in the Specialty Contractor Division’s 1.2-2 million work hour category. This is the third straight year in which Charah Solutions has received the AGC Construction Safety Excellence Award and its fourth time overall. Award winners were announced during the AGC National Convention in Las Vegas at the Safety Awards Lunch on March 11, 2020.

AGC Construction Safety Excellent Awards recognize construction companies who excel at safety performance. The CSEA closely examines each candidate’s commitment to safety and occupational health management and risk control. Unlike other safety awards that limit the criteria to frequency rates, the CSEA selection process is considerably more comprehensive. Each application is reviewed for evidence of company management commitment, active employee participation, safety training, work site hazard identification and control, and safety program innovation.

As part of this strenuous selection process, applications are first reviewed by members of the national AGC Safety & Health Committee during the Construction Safety & Health Conference, held in January each year. Finalists in each divisional category then compete at the AGC National Convention where they must give an oral presentation in front of a panel of five judges.

With 30 years experience, Charah® Solutions has operations in fossil fuel and nuclear power generation sites across the country. It assists utilities with all aspects of managing and recycling ash byproducts generated from the combustion of coal in the production of electricity as well as routine power plant maintenance and outage services for the fossil fuel and nuclear power generation industry. Charah designs and implements solutions for ash pond management and closure, landfill construction, fly ash sales, and structural fill projects.