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RJM Earns Governor’s Safety Award

April 7, 2021

Top Honor Issued by the Minnesota Safety Council

RJM Construction will be recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health during the 2021 Virtual Minnesota Safety and Health Conference, May 4-5. RJM Construction is one of 221 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. RJM has earned the Meritorious Achievement Award, the program’s top honor.

“In a year that has challenged all of us in ways we never imagined, we are very pleased to recognize RJM Construction for their award,” said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council.  “Safety demands extraordinary attention in a normal year, double that attention this past year. Thank you RJM for keeping your employees safe.”

“At RJM we are fortunate to have a team dedicated to upholding high standards of safety for the health and wellness of our staff and project partners. The last 12 months called for exceptional leadership and expertise, demonstrated by John Boben, VP of Safety and Quality, and Safety Director Stacy Arnold. We are honored to receive this recognition from the Minnesota Safety Council,” said Brian Recker, president of RJM Construction.

Since 1934, the annual Governor’s Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry’s national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program. Winners are recognized at three levels:

  • Meritorious Achievement (63 winners): Incidence rates that are better than the industry average for at least three years, and a score between 50 and 74 on a 100-point safety program evaluation scale.
  • Outstanding Achievement (106 winners): Continuing improvement and/or a continuing outstanding record with incident rates that are 51%-90% better than the industry average, and a score between 75 and 90 on the safety program evaluation scale.
  • Award of Honor (52 winners): Incidence rates at least 91% better than the industry average, and a score between 91 and 100 on the safety program evaluation scale.


The Minnesota Safety Council, founded in 1928, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Minnesota by preventing unintentional injuries on the road, at work, at home, and in the community.


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