Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii Receives 2018 Excellence in Safety Award


ASSP 2018 Excellence in Safety Award

(Honolulu, HI) – Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing of Hawaii (CRW), one of the largest roofing companies in the State was selected to receive the ASSP (American Society of Safety Professionals) Excellence in Safety Award for the Small Construction Sub Contractor category.  The Hawaii Chapter of ASSP will be recognizing CRW at this year’s 2018 awards ceremony being held during the 15th Biennial Pacific Rim Safety & Health Conference being held in October.

This award is given on the basis of excellent safety record and outstanding efforts to safeguard the employees of the company thru safety programs and the overall impact on workplace safety culture.  Statistics that are taken into account are a three-year trend for man hours worked, number of recordable injuries, number of lost time injuries, number of days away and restricted time cases (DART), experience modification rates, and also included jobsite visits and worker interviews. Additionally, the participating firms must report on their existing protocols, employee involvement in health and safety activities, hazard assessments, analysis, co-training and mentoring of workers and reporting hazards.

ASSP was established in 1911, as a global association for occupational safety and health professionals, dedicated to the advancement, training and growth of the Safety profession across multiple industries. Steven Kalani, CRW’s Safety Officer, has been an active participant of the organization and has been an integral part of raising the level of professionalism and awareness of the safety culture within Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing.

CRW Team receiving ASSP 2018 Excellence in Safety Award

CRW Safety Officer, Steve Kalani, said, “safety starts and ends not with the (SA) safety administer, but with the CEO, Guy Akasaki.” CRW is the only roofing company in the state with a dedicated safety professional who’s only job is to run the company’s safety program.  Kalani’s current role oversees and is responsible for the company’s entire safety program and implementing the company’s site safety accident prevention plan and overseeing the overall jobsites to ensure compliance with government and state safety and health regulations.  “CRW is committed not only to innovation and technology as core business values, but also to a strong culture of safety.  Our personnel are excellent in their profession thru the support of their families and it is our objective to prevent all accidents and injuries through providing and maintaining the safest possible working conditions for all our employees.  It is our belief that safety is a shared responsibility and only with complete cooperation from all employees can the safety program succeed.  Accountability, responsibility, performance and adhering to technical standards are key program elements that have guided CRW to safety success.  This year marks CRW’s 25th anniversary as a leader in Hawaii’s roofing industry, and our mission continues on – bringing our men home safely to their families at the end of the workday.”

Tedrol Lealao, CRW’s Director of Operations acknowledged the honor, “Roofing is a high hazard occupation as it entails working from elevated heights.  We are honored to proudly represent the roofing industry here in Hawaii with an award such as this.  I’ve been in the industry since 1981 and in a trade like roofing – safety is so crucial to the well-being of your men, your clients, and the long-term sustainability of the company.  Professionalism requires, not only the skillsets of tradesmen doing the work – but the holistic approach from the top down addressing every area of the business – it’s the why behind ‘Safety First!’”

Guy Akasaki, CEO/President, will be receiving the award at this year’s upcoming 2018 Biennial Pacific Rim Safety and Health Conference being held at the Sheraton Waikiki on Wednesday October 10, 2018.


CRW Team at the award ceremony

Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc. is one of the largest full-service roofing and waterproofing contractors in the State. Servicing all islands for over 25 years, they cover the full spectrum of roofing and waterproofing, having installed nearly every kind of system from the purely functional to assemblies that are highly visible and aesthetically pleasing.  Commercial Roofing is highly involved with ‘Sustainability Initiatives,’ and through their partnerships with a strategic alliance of a family of companies, provides a multitude of technologically advanced clean energy systems and efficient products to reduce carbon footprints, solar reflective specialty coatings, shingles, membranes and selective metal roofing products as well as Solar PV energy systems.  



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