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2019 Governor's Award for Safety Excellence (GASE) Winners

Ernest D, Menold, Inc.

Ernest D Menold Inc Staff 

Ernest D. Menold, Inc. is a sheet metal contractor, providing Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley Region with custom metal fabrication and installation services.

  • The company did not have a reportable injury in 2018 while working more than 150,000 hours with industry standard 7.3. The current Experience Modification Factor is .83 and they are currently ISO 9001 compliant.
  • One of the company’s unique safety practices is the ‘2 Minute Drill’. A palm-sized card is used at jobsites to remind employees to be aware of possible hazards and provides tips on how to mitigate those hazards.

Vanalt Electrical Construction, Inc.

Vanalt Electrical Construction, Inc Staff 

Vanalt Electrical Construction, Inc. installs, maintains, and repairs the electrical systems for light rail transit systems such as SEPTA, AMTRAK and PATCO.

  • Since 2012 the company has not had a reportable injury while working more than 278,523 hours. The current Experience Modification Factor is .782
  • Vanalt created unique ‘Equipment Information and Operation’ sheets for all major pieces of equipment. Key vehicle components are pictured, their purpose described, and usage instructions provided. At a glance, this simple, one page format makes it easy to communicate information that operators need know to operate equipment safely.