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May 23, 2013

Brian Salsgiver Safety Professional of the Year


Mike Fallon
PCL Construction Services

Mike Fallon of PCL Construction Services was named the first-ever recipient of the Brian Salsgiver Safety Professional of the Year award.

Fallon was honored for his efforts working with the entire project team on the successful planning and execution of PCL safety programs. In his tenure, PCL has taken great strides toward its safety goal of zero incidents, with its total recordable injury rate improving from 7.56 in 2007 to 1.21 in 2012.

As PCL’s district health, safety and environment (HSE) manager, Fallon is also a certified safety professional and a professional engineer. He provides leadership in the training and development of PCL personnel on HSE matters as well as inspects, monitors, and measures the implementation of HSE programs.

Fallon serves on the WISHA Advisory Committee and on Central Washington University’s Safety and Health Management industry advisory council. While on the CWU advisory council, Fallon helped guide curriculum revisions of the Health and Safety Management degree to keep it current.

Fallon demonstrates PCL’s philosophy of mentorship, “each one, teach one,” with his involvement in the Washington safety community, helping others beyond the PCL family.

The Brian Salsgiver Safety Professional of the Year award was named to honor Brian Salsgiver, the senior corporate safety manager for Centennial Contractors, who died in 2012.

AGC created the award to recognize the efforts of the people who dedicate their professional careers to worker safety and health. AGC’s Safety Committee determined that Salsgiver provided an outstanding example of safety leadership and named the award in his honor.

Under Salsgiver’s leadership, Centennial twice won the AGC Build Washington grand award for construction safety.

Salsgiver conducted safety training for AGC safety forums and worked with the Washington State Department of Transportation to develop safety-training models. Plus, he spearheaded his company’s effort to become the first, and so far only, construction company to forge an alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Through this alliance Salsgiver led his team to create a complete scale Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices training model to address all potential work zone situations.

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