Northampton, MA, September, 2022 — BLUROC, LLC, a YAK ACCESS company that provides comprehensive site access services in the Northeast, has won the 2022 contractor award for Excellence in Environmental Health & Safety. The award is presented by AVANGRID — a leading utility company serving more than 3.3 million customers.

This award was the second safety recognition BLUROC earned in 2022. It was granted due to an event-free outcome on a major project and our proactive approach to protecting both the environment and the people working at the site. This award is significant because it is only granted to one company that shows excellence in environmental health and safety. BLUROC was chosen among many of AVANGRID’s power line contractors, including overhead line contractors, substation electrical contractors, equipment and fleet companies, transportation delivery providers and material suppliers. Our mitigations help protect the lives and safety of all team members on the project, including contractors.

In praise of the team, Superintendent Todd Dufresne said, “Site preparations, including line-height signs and the staging area, were well established and in place before work began. A well-established plan was executed!”

BLUROC’s Environmental Health and Safety Director, Zeke Dumas, acknowledges the collective effort required to maintain high safety standards when providing site access for utility and clean energy clients like AVANGRID. “Accepting this award was humbling to me because I was not the person who earned such an achievement, but the people who did [the work] are all in the field.” 

BLUROC’s ongoing commitment to safety is built into the culture through its SAFETY MATTERS internal initiative, keeping safe work processes at the forefront for not only safety professionals, but also every individual at each level of the company.



In 2017, BLUROC was acquired by YAK ACCESS to provide access road and clearing services in the Northeast. BLUROC is a single-source access solution for even the most challenging terrain. In addition to building mat roads, BLUROC builds permanent and temporary access roads for power line construction, installs bridges and provides land-clearing services for all industries. Regardless of industry or location, we create roadways, bridges and various out-of-the-box infrastructures to allow customers to reach and complete their jobs successfully.



YAK ACCESS is the largest complete-access company, providing matting solutions, installation and removal of temporary roads, construction of permanent access roads and civil services for various construction industries throughout North America. Through the experience of our combined teams, we bring expertise to the access sector that is unmatched in the industry.