Since the company was founded, safety has always been at the heart of the work we do; it’s a part of our DNA! And attention to wellbeing doesn’t stop with our employees. When we take extra measures to ensure safety, everyone wins—our employees, their families, our customers, and even the community benefits. 

As an organization 100% focused on safety, I am thrilled to share that Connor Fine Painting was honored with the Coalition for Construction Safety (CCS) Zero Injury Award for the sixth time! As a way to recognize the safety achievements of construction and facilities maintenance professionals, the Zero Injury Award is given to CCS safety-certified organizations whose employees have not suffered a work-related injury for the entire calendar year. We were recognized alongside other safety-focused organizations at the CCS’ 28th annual awards celebration on Thursday, September 30. 

To Connor Fine Painting, this is by far the greatest recognition we can receive. As a small business, the financial investment, both in time and people, in becoming a safety-certified organization is significant. The investment is worth its weight in gold if it can prevent even one small accident. We’ve built our safety culture step-by-step, year after year. Winning this award for the sixth time secures our position as the safety leader of commercial painting contractors in the central Indiana market. 

CCS is dedicated to eliminating construction and facilities maintenance job site injuries and illnesses, and organizations like Connor Fine Painting look to CCS to provide high-quality standards to make the industry better and safer. CCS helped Connor develop a systematic and rigorous approach to safety which includes safety auditing and training as its cornerstone. Every CFP employee, management included, meets weekly for critical training and guidance. Training includes programs and experiential sessions on ladder and lift training, respirator fit testing, pulmonary function testing, CPR, and first aid to name a few. Connor also participates in the CCS substance abuse program which includes random drug screenings.

In addition to the Zero Injury Award, one of Connor’s long-standing employees, Rudy Meza, was also recognized with the CCS Outstanding Craftsman Award. This is the second year in a row a Connor employee has been recognized with this award, further reinforcing the emphasis we place on quality and safety throughout the organization. 

Most noteworthy, the CFP safety commitment does not go unnoticed by our customers, many of whom have safety programs of their own. Customers know that an organization focused on safety excellence is dedicated to quality in every regard. Connor’s commercial and industrial craftsmen fit hand-in-glove with blue-chip companies because of our shared safety values. Connor has continually strived to exceed industry and personal safety standards over the years, and we will continue to dedicate ourselves to a mission of safety excellence.  

Safety is no accident. We’re thankful, yet again, to be recognized in this way. 

The CCS awards celebration was hosted at the Scottish Rite Cathedral on Thursday, September 30 with Mason Private Locating as the title sponsor. Connor Fine Painting was proud to be a celebration sponsor of the event alongside Corteva Agriscience and Safety Resources.