Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Iowa today announced that Story Construction has been awarded the Gold level of ABC’s prestigious Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) program.
To achieve ABC’s STEP Gold level, among other requirements, a company must have a total recordable incident rate of no more than 1.5 times the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics average; submit their official U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Form 300A on work-related injuries for review; and earn a specific STEP self-evaluation score.
“It is truly an honor and a privilege to be recognized for our continued dedication to providing training and safe workplaces for our employees,” said Story Construction President Mike Espeset. “This award demonstrates Story’s commitment to ensuring the safety and well being of every one of our employees.”
STEP was established in 1989 by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety Committee to assist ABC member contractors in evaluating and improving corporate safety practices and recognize outstanding safety training efforts. Each year, more than 2,000 contractors across the country participate in the voluntary program. Research shows those who earn a STEP award have significantly lower fatality and incidence rates than the industry average and experience 93 percent fewer OSHA citations than other contractors.