MANHEIM — The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) chapter recognized members who participated in the 2022 ABC STEP Safety Management System program.
Participants achieving results in the program include five companies from Berks County and one each from Montgomery and Chester counties.
Founded more than 30 years ago, STEP is a “world-class safety program” that significantly improves safety performance among construction industry participants, according to a press release.
The STEP Safety Management System program recognizes achievement at five different levels: Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. STEP participants measure their security processes and policies against key components through a detailed questionnaire in order to implement or improve security programs.
Members of the Area Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors recognized for their participation this year are:
Bertolet Construction, LLC (Wernersville)
Dolan Construction Inc. (reading)
S&S Structures, Inc. (Fleetwood)
Talent Corps (King of Prussia)
Vision Mechanical, Inc. (reading)
Pincus Elevator Company, Inc. (West Chester)
Stuebner, Inc. (reading)
“ABC members’ top priority is to ensure the safety of their employees,” G. David Sload, president and CEO of ABC Keystone, said in a statement. “By creating a safety culture dedicated to the overall health of every employee, ABC members consistently raise the bar for safety in the construction industry.”
According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, STEP participants, regardless of company size or job type, can reduce reportable incidents by up to 84%, making the best companies more than eight times safer than the industry average US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Members of the Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors’ STEP Safety Management System were recognized on August 16 at the ABC Keystone Safety Recognition Breakfast. For more information about the STEP program, visit abcstep.org.
The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors is a construction trade association headquartered in Mannheim, Lancaster County, representing more than 625 construction firms and nearly 25,000 employees in 33 Central Pennsylvania counties. For more information on the Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and contractors or to see a complete list, visit abckeystone.org.