Delta Asphalt of Arkansas Earns 2nd Accumulative Years Safety Award

Delta Asphalt of Arkansas, Inc. was recently recognized by the Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing and the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission for its safety performance in 2019 and 2020.

The Accumulative Years Safety Award was given in acknowledgement of working without a “Lost Day Away from Work” for two consecutive years. Over those years, Delta Asphalt of Arkansas (also known as the South Region of the Delta Companies Inc.) has worked nearly 297,000 hours without a lost time incident.

Justin Counce, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Coordinator for the South Region shared these comments. “This proves that Colas Goal Zero is hard at work! I’m proud of our team and what they have accomplished.”

Criteria for the award focuses on statistics, such as total labor hours worked, and lost time days. It also looks at the company’s safety and health program, including safety committees, employee participation, and employee and management interaction.

Bruce Menke, EHS Manager for Delta Companies Inc., shared, “A couple of years ago, our lagging indicators looked a little different. We have to stay focused and trust the Goal Zero process. Delta Asphalt of Arkansas has certainly done both. Congratulations! Well done!”

“Congratulations, guys. Just another testament to your dedication to Goal Zero. Keep it up,” was the message from Zach Green, President of Delta Companies Inc.

This Safety Award Program was established in 1976 by a joint effort of the Arkansas Department of Labor, the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission, and the Arkansas Insurance Department to recognize employers and employees exhibiting a strong commitment to a safe workplace.