ABC Metro Washington Chapter Safety Awards - Recognizing Safety Performance
MIDLAND, Va. – Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) has awarded Smith-Midland Corporation with the Silver Level of Achievement Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Award for 2015. 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.
The awards were presented at a special luncheon and ceremony held on June 30th. Accepting the award on behalf of all the Smith-Midland associations was Chet Gnagey, Environmental Health & Safety Manager.