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Jordan Foster Construction Achieves World-Class Safety Standards Through Platinum Level ABC STEP Program
Jun 23, 2022 | News
Jordan Foster Construction today announced it has achieved Platinum Level in Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP Safety Management System. Founded more than three decades ago, STEP has evolved into a world-class safety program that dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants, with top-performing Diamond members achieving incident rates 645% safer than the industry average.
“We are grateful to be recognized as Platinum Level STEP Award Recipient. The recognition validates the hard work and dedication of our field team members performing work every day. They are the heart and soul of Jordan Foster and make it possible to build our projects and change lives in our communities.” Said Tricia Kagerer, Executive Vice President of Risk Management. “We are committed to the safety of the whole person and strive to create an authentic workplace culture that supports safety from injury and overall mental wellbeing. Our goal is to continuously improve our operations as we build safety from the ground up.”
STEP participants measure their safety processes and policies on key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents.
“Safety is a journey, and that journey is possible because of systems like STEP, which enables ABC member contractors like Jordan Foster to have safer and more productive jobsites,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “Committing to total human health is essential to ensure the physical and mental health and safety of our workforce, and I commend Jordan Foster for consistently fulfilling those commitments to raise the bar of safety performance.”
According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, STEP participants, regardless of company size or type of work, can reduce recordable incidents up to 84%, making the best performing companies more than eight times 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 abc.org/step.
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