ABC Greater Houston Recognizes STEP Recipients at July Membership Breakfast
HOUSTON – Members of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) gathered at Houston Marriott North on July 21 to recognize 2017 Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Award recipients. The STEP Program is a safety benchmarking and improvement tool that helps companies achieve higher safety metrics. Studies show that STEP participants are 720 percent safer than the industry average and reduced their recordable incidents by 87 percent. This self-evaluating program offers an organized approach for analyzing and developing safety and loss prevention programs. Both large and small contractors alike can use the STEP program to improve the safety on jobsites and protect their workers.
“Subcontractors act differently when it comes to companies recognized by STEP compared to those who are not,” said Scott Oliver of Diamond STEP Winner DE Harvey Builders, Inc. “At job sites of STEP awarded companies, subcontractors recognize that these companies have a strong safety culture and they expect a certain level of safety.”
Ralph Riley, with S&B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd., another Diamond recipient, says STEP beneficiaries make sure their employees enter and leave work healthy. “As a STEP participant for more than twenty years, the goal of improving safety on the job site goes hand in hand with the company’s mission. At S&B, we believe that accidents are preventable as long as good systems and processes are in place. STEP is an ideal program to put those processes in effect.” Additionally, a company can further improve its knowledge of safety and the industry as a whole through ABC’s Safety Committee.
To apply for the program, Riley advises that it is necessary to be completely honest while completing the self-evaluation forms. Oliver recommends to give a copy of the evaluation form to two employees from lower, middle, and upper management. This could include foremen, project managers, and superintendents who can evaluate safety from all levels. Occasionally, there are gaps between each level’s perception of safety on the jobsite, and it is the company’s responsibility to take the next step in order to fix those disparities.
If you are interested in joining the STEP program, you may apply online via ABC Houston’s website.
For more questions, please contact Callie Fields.
Below is a list of STEP winners ranked from highest honors:
Aggregate Technologies Inc.
Brewer Construction Services, LLC
Brown & Root Industrial Services, LLC
Burrow Global Services, LLC
Circle 8 Crane Services
Craig & Heidt, Inc.
DE Harvey Builders, Inc.
Enterprise Commercial Paving
Evergreen Industrial Services
Hoar Construction, LLC
ISC Constructors, LLC
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Mobley Safway Solutions
PCL Industrial Construction Co.
Peterson Beckner Industries, Inc.
Polk Mechanical Company
S&B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd.
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
Standard Constructors, Inc.
STARCON International, Inc.
Straight Line Industrial Services, Inc.
Structure Tone Southwest, Inc.
The Mundy Companies
TIC—The Industrial Company
Tracer Construction LLC.
Turner Industries Group, LLC
W.T. Byler Co.
BE&K Building Group, LLC
Bluewater Constructors, Inc.
Camarata Masonry Systems, LTD
CECO Pipeline Services Co.
Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing
Electra Link Inc.
Fast Track Specialties, LP
G.R. Birdwell Construction
Garney Companies, Inc.
GMi (Greater Metroplex Interiors, Inc.)
Infinity Construction Services, LP
Infinity Maintenance Services LP
Karsten Interior Services
Ohmstede Industrial Services
Oxford Builders Inc.
Primoris Services Corporation
RUS Industrial, LLC
Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc.
SpawGlass Construction Corporation
Teal Construction Company
The Gonzalez Group
TNT Crane & Rigging
Wolfenson Electric, Inc.
Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing Inc.
Astro Fence Corporation
Brock Services, Ltd.
Comfort Systems USA South Central
Correct Electric, Inc.
Hicks Lightning Protection
MK Marlow LLC
Mobil Steel International, Inc.
Performance Contractors, Inc.
Performance Electric L.P.
Systems Painters & Drywall
The Schneider Corporation
Zachry Industrial, Inc.
E.E. Reed Construction, L. P.
Jordan Foster Construction
Locke Solutions Precast Division