CDMCS & Dredging Industry Celebrate Safety Leadership

The Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) held its 2nd Leadership in Safety Awards Dinner on November 12th in Washington, DC to honor occupational safety and health excellence in the dredging industry.  Held on the heels of a CDMCS Pipeline Task Force Meeting, the ceremonial banquet was widely attended by member dredging and marine construction firms, federal and state governmental agencies, and fellow maritime and construction organizations. CDMCS was proud to present the 2019 Leadership in Safety Awards to the following leaders:


Individual Leadership in Safety Award

Forrest Ray

Senior Safety Manager, Manson Construction Co.

Devon Carlock (Cottrell Contracting), Forrest Ray (Manson Construction Co.) & Michael Gerhardt (DCA)


Corporate Leadership in Safety Award

Norfolk Dredging Company

Devon Carlock (Cottrell Contracting), Alan Slifer (Norfolk Dredging) & Michael Gerhardt (DCA)


Government Leadership in Safety Awards

Annmarie Robertson

Senior Program Manager, Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), U.S. DOT

Michael Gerhardt (DCA) & Annmarie Robertson (PHMSA, U.S. DOT)


Tiffany Burroughs

Coastal Navigation Program Manager

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers HQ

Devon Carlock (Cottrell Contracting), Tom Smith, SES (USACE HQ ~ on Ms. Burroughs’ behalf) & Michael Gerhardt (DCA)


Guest of Honor

Hon. Richard P. Ieyoub

Commissioner of Conservation

State of Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

Michael Gerhardt (DCA), Commissioner Ieyoub (State of LA DNR) & Devon Carlock (Cottrell Contracting)


Congratulations again to this year’s awardees, and many thanks to our corporate sponsors and strategic partners for ensuring a wonderful event and strengthening the CDMCS!  We look forward to next year’s celebration.