WASHINGTON, July 17—Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that veteran construction safety expert Stephen M. Wiltshire has joined its 70-person staff as director of safety.
“Ensuring that our members set the standard for world-class safety in the construction industry is a strategic goal for Associated Builders and Contractors, and the director of safety contributes to and executes the education and outreach programs that make that happen,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “Steve will have a hands-on role in helping ABC members send all their workers home safe every day, leveraging his 37 years of experience across the industrial, commercial, residential and heavy civil construction markets.”
Wiltshire will direct programs and initiatives that support the achievement of ABC’s strategic safety goals, including the Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP), a safety benchmarking and improvement tool for construction firms that can reduce incident rates by 87 percent.
Wiltshire has designed and implemented award-winning safety programs, behavior-based training and loss control processes to create a culture of safety at ECS, Turner, Clark, AvalonBay and other construction firms in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area in addition to a stint as a compliance safety and health officer for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Among his many contributions to Occupational Safety and Health Administration committees, industry stakeholder groups and advisory councils, he has been an active member of ABC’s Health, Safety and Environment Committee for more than 20 years. Wiltshire earned a bachelor’s degree in human resources management from Wilmington University and a master’s degree in safety management from West Virginia University.