Denver, CO (January 31, 2020) – Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) announced it has achieved Gold in the Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP safety management system. Founded in 1989, STEP participation demonstrates safety leadership and a cultural commitment to safety performance.
“We live and breathe safety at AP,” said EVP & COO Tom Horsting. “Getting this recognition is proof of that, and we couldn’t be prouder of the AP employees who make safety a top priority.”
The AP team’s keys to achieving this safety recognition included conducting regular in-house OSHA 30 classes with high attendance rates. The safety staff also held in-depth onboardings with new field staff focused on communicating the company’s high safety standards. The field staff was also encouraged to attend the STSC (Safety Trained Supervisor in Construction) through the BCSP (Board of Certified Safety Professionals) as a professional goal.
“As an industry, it is our responsibility to ensure our workers go home in the same–or better—condition than when they arrived on the jobsite every day,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “By participating in STEP, AP leadership has demonstrated a commitment to create the conditions for all to do their work without incident. By implementing proactive safety measures, such as toolbox talks and sound substance abuse policies, AP is committed to consistently raising the bar when it comes to safety performance.”
According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, applying STEP processes dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work, and can reduce recordable incidents up to 85%, making the best performing companies 680% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. Ratings range from Diamond, the highest, to Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Participant.
To learn more about the STEP program, visit abcstep.org.