Pro-Craft is pleased to announce it has achieved Platinum in Associated Builders and Contractors’ STEP Safety Management System for 2023. Founded more than three decades ago, STEP is a proven system that provides the framework to measure, strengthen and build industry-leading safety programs that enable top-performing ABC members to achieve incident rates nearly seven times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics construction industry average.
“At Pro-Craft, safety is our highest priority – for our team and for our partners,” said CEO/President Chris McFayden. “The Platinum STEP award is a credit to our dedicated workforce that embraces our safety standards.”
STEP participants measure their safety processes and policies on key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing health and safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents.
“STEP is an excellent tool for measuring our safety performance against the best of the best,” added McFayden. “We use it to ensure we keep up with the most current safety techniques. Nearly every advancement we have made in safety has been because we participated in the STEP process.”
“Safety is a journey, and that journey is possible because of systems like STEP, which enables ABC member contractors like Pro-Craft to actively build health and safety into their culture, creating industry-leading, holistic safety programs to protect their workers and deliver for their clients,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “STEP measures performance on key components, strengthens and expands best practices and builds safety culture. Our people are our greatest asset, and I commend Pro-Craft 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 85%, making the best-performing companies 688% 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.