Chair's Award for Safety

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Selection Guidelines

The CMAA Chair’s Award for Safety recognizes a CMAA member firm (owner or service provider) with a record of commitment to safety and a culture of safety education on all projects during the past calendar year.


  • Nominees must be members in good standing.
  • Recipients may not be a serving member of the Association’s Board of Directors or Board of Governors.
  • Nominees must have an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) below 1.0.
  • No firm may receive the award more than one time in a five-year period.


Nominations should include:

  • A succinct overview of the nominee's dedication and commitment to safety and a culture of safety education.
  • Detailed examples that illustrate innovative approaches to safety on the job, in the office, offsite locations, and throughout the firm.
  • Examples of the nominee's involvement with CMAA and carrying out of CMAA's mission.
  • Number of individuals associated with this nomination.
  • Previous awards or recognitions.

Nominations Process

Organizations can be nominated by any CMAA member, chapter, or committee. A written nomination must include a full company profile of the firm being nominated, and specific reasons for the nomination. Nominations are accepted year-round.

Selection Process

The Selection Committee consists of members of CMAA’s Executive Committee. After careful consideration and deliberation, the Selection Committee will provide CMAA’s Chair and President & CEO with a recommendation. Upon selection, CMAA will notify the recipient of the award and the chosen individual will be honored at an upcoming CMAA National event.

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