Smith-Midland achieves Gold Status in annual ABC Safety Award program

July 31, 2013 | Associate / Plant News



ABC Metro Washington Chapter Safety Awards – Recognizing Safety Performance

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) has awarded Smith-Midland Corporation with the prestigious Gold Level of Achievement Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Award for 2013. The STEP Awards recognize companies for their meritorious safety performance in a given year. The award winners are determined using safety factor calculations that incorporate data from Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) reports and require companies to have extensive programs covering personnel training, on-the-job performance, documentation and evaluations.

STEP was established in 1989 by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety Committee to assist ABC members in evaluating and improving corporate safety practices and to recognize outstanding safety training efforts. Each year, over 2,000 contractors of various sizes participate in the STEP program.

The STEP awards are granted by based on submitted applications. The awards are based on 20 key elements of a contractor’s safety program that includes safety policies, employee commitment and training, management commitment and budgeting. To achieve the Gold Level, Smith-Midland had to meet the following criteria: Minimum Gold Level Standard on 20 Key Components; Incidence rate equal to or below the national BLS average for applicant’s NAICS code; and submittal of an OSHA Form 300A for verification.

The awards were presented at a special luncheon and ceremony held on July 30th in Fairfax at the Marriot at Fair Oaks. Accepting the award on behalf of all the Smith-Midland associations was Andrew East, Environmental Health & Safety Manager and Matthew Smith, VP of Sales and Marketing.

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