ESI Group USA announced it has achieved Gold in the Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP safety management system. Founded in 1989, STEP participation demonstrates safety leadership and a cultural commitment to safety performance.

STEP applicants measure their safety processes and policies on 24 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents.

ESI excelled in the categories for Employer Policy, Responsibility for Safety, Supervisory Meetings, and Recordkeeping to name a few.

Safety Director, Kyle Timmer of ESI states, “ESI takes job site safety seriously and appreciates ABC acknowledging these efforts. We continue to review our safety program, educate our employees and subcontractors on methods to ensure job site safety for continued success in this area.”

“As an industry, it is our responsibility to ensure our workers go home in the same –or better—condition than when they arrived on the jobsite every day,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “By participating in STEP, ESI’s leadership has demonstrated a commitment to create the conditions for all to do their work without incident. By implementing proactive safety measures, such as toolbox talks and sound substance abuse policies, ESI is committed to consistently raising the bar when it comes to safety performance.”

According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, applying STEP processes dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work, and can reduce recordable incidents up to 85%, making the best performing companies 680% 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 abcstep.org. To learn more about ESI’s smart building solutions please visit ESIGroupUSA.com/services.