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Safety & Awards

Statement of Safety Policy

Safety is Patterson & Wilder Const. Co.'s NUMBER ONE concern. The objectives of P&W's safety program are to provide a safe and efficient working environment where personal injury is eliminated and property and equipment damage is minimized. The safety program also contends to educate and train employees in current safety issues and practices as well as provide employees with feedback on their individual performances. Through this program, employees will also receive instruction on record keeping requirements in accordance with OSHA and other recognized standards.


Safety Memberships, Awards, Alliances:

  • NCDOL Building Star Company
  • 13th Consecutive Year Safety award: NCDOL
  • North Carolina Utility Contractors Association (NCUCA) 2012 Safety award 1st place, less than 175,000 manhours
  • Alliance with North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL)-OSHA (3 year agreement)
  • Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) 2009 National Safety Award: 2nd Place Tie
  • Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) 2006 National Safety Award: 1st Place
  • North Carolina Utility Contractors Association (NCUCA) 2007 Safety award 1st place greater then 100,000 manhours
  • Active Member of the National Safety Council
  • Active Member of the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina
  • National Contractors Insurance (NCI) Safety Excellence Risk Control Award (multiple years)
  • NUCA Safety Ambassadors Club Member
  • Current record: 750,000 manhours without a lost workday!

Safety Award & Programs

Carolina Building Star Partnership with North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL)-OSHA Three Year AgreementCarolina Building Star Award

Patterson & Wilder has been honored with our recent acceptance into the North Carolina Department of Labor’s “Building STAR” Safety Recognition Program. 

This is an elite recognition program that is awarded to less than .005% of North Carolina companies! 

The Carolina Star Program (“Building Star” for contractors) is designed to recognize and promote effective safety and health management. 


In STAR, management, labor, and OSHA establish a cooperative relationship at a workplace that has implemented a strong program:


  • Management agrees to operate an effective program that meets an established set of safety criteria.

  • Employees agree to participate in the program and work with management to ensure a safe and healthful workplace.

  • OSHA initially verifies that the program meets STAR criteria, then publicly recognizes the site's exemplary program and removes the site from the routine scheduled inspections list. 

  • Becoming a STAR participant shows employees and the community that your company is a leader in safety and health.

A copy of the Carolina Bulding Star Award letter can be downloaded herepdf



A Detailed List of Safety & Risk Management Awards

  • 2012 Thirteenth Annual Safety Award Receipt (NCDOL)
  • 2012 Safety Award First Place - North Carolina Utility Contractors Association (NCUCA) - Less than 175,000 manhours
  • 2011 Twelfth Annual Safety Award Receipt (NCDOL)
  • 2010 Eleventh Annual Safety Award Receipt (NCDOL)
  • 2010 NCUCA Honorable Mention for Comendable Safety Program
  • 2010 NCI Risk Control Award of Excellence
  • 2009 Tenth Annual Safety Award Receipt (NCDOL)
  • 2007 NCI Risk Control Award for VPP Program Participation
  • 2007 First Place - Greater than 100,000 Man Hours Division NCUCA
  • 2007 Carolina Building Star Partnership with North Carolina Department of Labor
  • 2007 Ninth Annual Safety Award Receipt (NCDOL)
  • (NCDOL)-OSHA 3 year agreement
  • 2006 Eighth Annual Safety Award Receipt (NCDOL)
  • Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) Honorable Mention for Commendable Safety Program 2006
  • 2005 Seventh Annual Safety Award Receipt (NCDOL)
  • 2004 Sixth Annual Safety Award Receipt (NCDOL)
  • 2003 Fifth AnnualSafety Award Receipt (NCDOL)
  • 2002 Fourth Annual Safety Award Receipt (NCDOL)
  • 2001 Third Annual Safety Award Receipt (NCDOL)
  • 2000 Second Annual Safety Award Receipt (NCDOL)
  • 1999 First Annual Safety Award Receipt (NCDOL)

North Carolina Department of Labor Safety Award

Patterson & Wilder Construction Co., Inc. has received the prestigious North Carolina Department of Labor's "Certificate of Safety Achievement" for the past thirteen (13) years!


To qualify for an annual safety award a firm must meet the following requirements:


1. It must have had no fatalities during the calendar year for which the award was given.


2. It must have maintained either a perfect safety record for that year, or a lost workday case rate at least 50 percent below the state-wide average for its particular industry group. Lost workday cases are cases of work-related injury or illness that involve days away from work and/or days of restricted work activity.


3. It must have ten or more full-time employees if applying for separate divisions or departments within a firm. In figuring the incidence rate, the OSHA Log and Summary of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses is used to determine the number of lost workday cases.

National Safety Council Membership

Patterson & Wilder Construction Co. is an active member of the National Safety Council. The mission of the National Safety Council is to educate and influence society to adopt safety, health, and environmental policies, practices, and procedures that prevent and mitigate human suffering and economic losses arising from preventable causes.


Patterson & Wilder is a member of the following Compliance Services:


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ISNetWorld Logo Wolfe Drug Testing
Browz Compliance NCMS
GoKahuna Alcohol & Drug Abuse Testing Centers

Heart Employee Assistance

Go Kahuna Certified

Patterson & Wilder Construction Company, Inc.

Operator Qualifications

“Operator Qualification” is a regulatory requirement that has been placed on the pipeline operating companies by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Pipeline Safety.


P&W’s Operator Qualification Plan requires a re-certification every three years.

Patterson & Wilder uses the following companies to track Operator Qualifications:

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ISNetworld is an on-line contractor/supplier management database. Owner Clients evaluate their contractor/supplier’s information to meet internal and governmental requirements. ISNetworld Review and Verification Services (RAVS) validates this information. Additionally, contractor/suppliers use the system to manage training and record keeping requirements.


The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) is a not-for-profit education foundation created to help address the critical workforce shortage facing the construction industry and to develop industry-driven standardized craft training programs with portable credentials.


Veriforce provides the following services:

  • Operator Qualification Program Administration

  • Monitoring Contractor Compliance with Drug/Alcohol Testing Requirements

  • Approval of Service Line Installers (for LDCs in OH,PA, and WV)

  • Monitoring Contractor Safety Performance

    • Hosted Training

    • Design, development, and deployment of web-based training

  • Management and reporting of training records for both employees and contractors

  • Reporting through VeriSource

  • Contractor Management

  • Internal Auditing/Compliance Assessment Support



Drug & Alcohol Testing

As a part of Patterson & Wilder’s employment procedures, an applicant is required to undergo a pre-employment alcohol and drug screening that is conducted by a physician or technician designated by Patterson & Wilder.  Any offer of employment that applicant receives from Patterson & Wilder is contingent upon, among other things, satisfactory completion of this screening. 

As a condition of continuing employment, employees shall also be required to undergo periodic, random alcohol and drug screenings.



OSHA Safety Statistics are available upon request

Patterson & Wilder Construction Company
Birmingham Corporate Office
P.O. Box 86
2794 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, Alabama 35124
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