R.H. White received the STEP Platinum Award on May 15, 2014 at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham, MA. R.H. White first began participating in the STEP program five years ago.
STEP is the Safety Training Evaluation Process that Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) uses to measure a company’s safety program progress, identify ways to improve it, and to benchmark our performance with fellow ABC members.
There are six levels of the STEP achievement: Participant, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. To qualify for the Platinum Award companies must have a Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) 25% below NAICS code average, Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of .80 or lower, no fatalities and attain a minimum score on 20 other key components. Over the past four years, R.H. White applied for and has been awarded two (2) Gold Achievement and two (2) Silver Achievement Awards. Some of the key components of the self-assessment portion of the program are training, policies, employer involvement, pre-planning, safety rules, toolbox meetings, inspections, incident investigation, recordkeeping, and use of PPE.
Established in 1989 by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Committee, the Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) program was developed and written by contractors, for contractors.