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Safety is a very important component to everyone at Ryan & Associates.




From a safety standpoint, Ryan & Associates is unparalleled in their commitment to maintaining a safe, productive worksite. Awarded the prestigious Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Award for two of its work sites from Federal OSHA, Ryan & Associates extends our safety expertise to our clients. Many times, we are called upon to provide assistance and training for a variety of safety topics. The VPP Star Award is OSHA’s highest and most difficult award to achieve, requiring consistent, thorough adherence to OSHA regulations. Ryan & Associates is one of only three mechanical contractors in the country to currently hold the award.

Our stringent application of safety standards benefits our clients in many ways:
  • Employees have improved motivation to work safely, leading to better quality and increased productivity
  • Worker’s Compensation costs are reduced
  • VPP award-winning contractors experience fewer lost work day injuries

We’re proud of our safety accomplishments and would be pleased to share a few with you:
  • Ryan & Associates was the first home-based construction contractor in Iowa to receive the VPP Star Award
    • Out of the 33 VPP Star Sites in construction, Ryan & Associates holds two of these Star sites:
      • Alcoa Davenport Works; Riverdale, Iowa 
      • Ryan Fabrication work site; Davenport, Iowa
  • Recognized by Iowa/Illinois Safety Council as Safety Award Winner 1994-2011
  • Recipient, 2011 James T. Smerz Award, Highest Total Score Overall Safety Performance, “Specialty Trades Insurance Co.”
  • This is the first time the United Association, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and the Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers Union have been signatory groups represented on Star award sites in the United States
  • Recipient, 2008-2011 Safety Award for outstanding safety record, Impact Illowa Construction Labor & Management Council
  • Recipient, 1999-2011 Safety Award for Incident Rate Excellence, Iowa-Illinois Safety Council
  • Achieved 2.5 years OSHA Recordable Injury Free, Cargill Co.; Blair, Nebraska
  • Through 2004-2006 sustained over 1 million man hours worked without a lost workday due to injury
  • Voluntary Protection Program Participants Association (VPPPA) “Star of Excellence” Award 2007-2010 
  • Recipient, Specialty Trades Insurance Company (STIC) Outstanding Contractor Award 1994-2010 (Safety Achievement Award)
  • 1995-2010 Recipient, NMAPC Certificate of Merit
  • 185,992 Hours Worked at Alcoa with Zero Recordable Injuries
  • 2010 TAUC Thomas J Reynolds Award for Excellence in Construction Safety and Health