ATLANTA, GA – Recipients of ABC’s 2015 National STEP and Georgia Awards of Safety Excellence were recognized on June 8, 2015, at Maggiano’s Little Italy, Cumberland Mall.
Jobsite safety isn’t just about the numbers,” Ryan Little (ABC of Georgia Safety Forum chair) remarked as he opened the awards ceremony. “It’s about every one of us staying safe on our jobs so that we can go home to our families every night.”
The association’s safety awards are presented annually to ABC of Georgia general- and specialty-contractor members that have low rates of on-the-job injuries and who have demonstrated the highest commitment to safety and safety training.
ABC's Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) awards recognize member companies who employ effective safety practices on their jobsites, based on 20 key elements of contractor safety programs such as management commitment, pre-planning for safety on jobsites, safety training and resources committed to safety. The STEP process, a national ABC program, is a tool designed to objectively evaluate safety programs, policies, procedures and training.
This year the Georgia chapter presented 36 Safety Excellence Awards as well as 60 STEP awards: 15 Diamond, 22 Platinum, 13 Gold and 10 Silver. Crowder was honored with a Platinum level award – our second Platinum in the last three years. (Crowder was the recipient of a Diamond level STEP award in 2013.)
See the press release and complete list of winners at www.abcga.org