Bishop Lifting Products Receives Safety Excellence Award

On May 6, 2011, Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. (BLP) was the recipient of the Crane & Rigging Support –Silver award in Houston Business Roundtable’s Safety Excellence competition. Since 1988, the Houston Business Roundtable has been recognizing greater Houston area Industrial Contractors for outstanding safety performance. This award process has become a joint effort to improve on-site safety, eliminate accidents, and most importantly, reduce injuries to employees.

After receiving the nomination from BP in the category of Crane & Rigging Support, forms were submitted including the OSHA required safety data for fatalities, lost workday cases, recordable injuries and illnesses, copies of safety policies and procedures and documentation of safety best practices.

Following a formal review process, 33 companies were chosen to receive field audits to assess onsite safety programs. Topics under review for the field audit included accident prevention plans, safety training and education, emergency evacuation plan, substance abuse control programs, and driver safety training to name a few. The audit team also interviewed shop employees to ensure “what was written is being implemented” for all safety procedures.

Matthew Wilson, QHSE Manager at Bishop Lifting Products, said “it was an extreme honor to be nominated by BP and to receive the silver safety award for Crane & Rigging Support. Recognition should be given to every individual employee at Bishop; starting with the executive management who places such a great emphasis on safety, to all employees who follow the safe practices on a daily basis.”

Founded in 1984, Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. (BLP) is a leading fabricator and distributor of products, services, and lifting solutions for crane, rigging, and oilfield applications. Our 180+ dedicated employees throughout Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming and Oklahoma supply wire rope, slings, rigging hardware, lifting devices, hoists and winches to customers with lifting, oilfield, towing, and hauling applications.

Pictured above from left to right: Wayne Oswald (Director, HBR), Josh Kibby (HSE, Bishop Lifting Products), Matthew Wilson (HSE, Bishop Lifting Products), David Bishop (CEO, Bishop Lifting Products), John Hellums (Sales, Bishop Lifting Products), Roger Bruton (Lead Auditor, LyondellBasell), John Buchanan (HSE, Shell Deer Park)

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