Poole & Kent Co. of Florida’s loss control and safety director has been named the 2013 Safety Professional of the Year by the Construction Association of South Florida.

Dave Lockhart received the award for a second year in a row, due to his significant impact on the safety culture of his company and the construction industry in south Florida, association officials said.

During Lockhart’s 14 years with the mechanical contracting company, the Emcor Group Inc. subsidiary has seen continuous improvement in its safety performance, including posting zero recordable accidents in 2012. Poole & Kent received an Excellence in Safety Award from the Mechanical Contractors Association of South Florida in 2012, the second first-place safety award the company had received from the association in three years.

Poole & Kent President and CEO Patrick Carr said he was pleased with Lockhart’s influence on the company’s safety.

 “A consummate safety professional, Dave has helped Poole & Kent of Florida establish a highly successful safety record and a culture of safety,” Carr said. “We are extremely honored that for the second consecutive year Dave has been recognized by his peers for his overall performance and dedication to the safety and well-being of the company’s employees.”