Madsen Electric of Tacoma, Wash., won first place in the annual HUB Northwest Construction and Safety Excellence Awards, sponsored by the Associated General Contractors of Washington (AGC). Madsen Electric placed third in nationwide AGC competition in March 2006.

AGC Washington recognized the Madsen Electric safety program for the category of subcontractors in the 100,001 to 300,000 man-hours annually. The award was presented at the annual AGC Awards Banquet in Seattle.

Madsen Electric was recognized for its continuing commitment to safety. Since hiring a full-time safety director in 2003, the company has reduced its annual lost-time injuries to zero. In addition, it has created a safety recognition program giving employees a stake in staying safe on the job.

“Safety has become a daily part of who we are,” said Rocky Sharp, president of Madsen Electric. “The challenge is not to let our guard down and continue to keep our workers safe.”

Madsen Electric also qualified for the second straight year in International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers-National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) First Aid 100 Program. The program recognizes NECA Southwest Washington contractors that have all office and field employees qualified for first aid and CPR.