R.B. Hinkle Wins Coveted Miss Utility Dig Smart Award
Congratulations to R.B. Hinkle Construction, an underground and overhead utility installation contractor for receiving the prestigious “2016-2017 Dig Smart Award” in the District of Columbia by the Miss Utility of MD/DC Damage Prevention Committee.
The Committee presents two Dig Smart Awards annually to underground utility contractors who have achieved damage prevention excellence, one in Washington D.C. and the other, Maryland, to promote safety and damage prevention in this sector of construction.
“We are honored to receive this award,” says R.B. Hinkle President Dina Holstead. “The safety of everyone at all times, from employees and management to the public and environment, is the driving force behind the way we conduct our business and live our lives. This is ingrained into our underground utility damage prevention mindset and training,” she adds.
To be eligible for this award, nominated companies must submit a detailed description of damage prevention procedures, training, statistics and involvement in damage prevention meetings, conferences and trade organizations which then undergoes an evaluation by a select panel of industry experts to determine the awardees.
It represents a strong partnership and teamwork with Miss Utility and the Committee to continually work toward underground damage prevention and public safety goals.
R.B. Hinkle has the goods when it comes to damage prevention.
First, is their constant underlying ‘safety as a core value’ safety excellence program added with management always available to listen and give advice, peppered with a virtual violation-free track record and topped off with a superb new-hire orientation training tool called the ‘pit’, a 3 foot deep, by 22 foot long, by 7 feet wide, dirt-filled pit constructed at R.B. Hinkle’s facility in Sterling, VA.
Award recipients will be invited to the 2017 Greater Chesapeake Damage Prevention Training Conference Oct. 24-27, 2017 in Ocean City, MD where they will be presented to peers as damage prevention leaders.
All R.B. Hinkle employees undergo rigorous underground utility damage prevention training which includes an onsite utility pit, GPS enabled G2 utility locator, OSHA topics and Miss Utility videos for underground utility construction contractors.