Tempe-based Sundt Awarded For Developing New Innovative Safety Program Called Stop The Stcky That Is Designed To Prevent Worksite Accidents


Sundt Wins AGC/Autodesk Innovation Award for Developing STCKY, while NCCER and the AGC of Massachusetts also win awards for Innovative New Workforce Development and Safety Programs  

Tempe-based Sundt awarded for developing STCKY, an innovative safety program which enhances the traditional rules-based compliance program by leveraging the principles of energy-based safety and human performance. As a result, Sundt was named as the grand prize winner of the AGC Innovation Awards, sponsored by Autodesk.

“Key to the success of the construction industry is the ability to constantly innovate to find ways to operate more safely, to be more productive and to embrace new technologies and new techniques, said Thomas Brown, association’s president and president of Sierra Pacific West, Inc. “These three organizations have developments some of the most significant construction innovations of the past year dealing with some of the industry’s most pressing challenges.”

Sundt is educating their workforce on STCKY so employee-owners and trade partners are more aware of fatal hazards. They maintain a daily goal of zero STCKY injuries, but with an added emphasis on the most dangerous construction activities, or the "Fatal 8" hazards. When a STCKY incident occurs involving a "Fatal 8" hazard they measure it in one of three categories. Whether a high-energy incident involves adequate controls in place (STCKY Success) or a high-energy incident without adequate controls (STCKY Luck or STCKY Injury), they track it. STCKY data provides a broader context for incidents, in addition to Total Incident Rate (TIR) and Recordable Incident Rate (RIR).

In addition to Sundt, the AGC of Massachusetts, received the second-place prize for its CARE Construction Safety program. That program supplements existing safety programs with a focus on four core principles, Consciousness, Alignment, Respect and Empowerment. The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) was awarded the third-place prize for developing CareerStarter, an online workforce development solution to provide a seamless connection between students, educators and employers. CareerStarter aids students with resume building, career planning and job placement.  

The association presented Sundt with a $7,000 grand prize while the AGC of Massachusetts received $3,500 for second and NCCER received $1,500 during its annual convention last month in San Diego. Brown noted that the association created the AGC Innovation Awards, sponsored by Autodesk, to inspire members of the construction industry to craft innovative solutions to pressing industry challenges. Brown added that the Innovation Award showcases free thinkers within the construction industry to provide solutions to construction challenges we face.

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