ABC Keystone Recognizes Contractors for Outstanding Safety Performance

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 11, 2018

(MANHEIM, PA.) The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced the winners of its 2018 Safety Training & Evaluation (STEP) Awards and recognized its 2018 OSHA Partners on May 9, during Construction Safety Week and OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down Week. Representatives from the award-winning companies accepted their awards at the ABC Safety Awards Dinner presented by RLS Construction Group held at the Eden Resorts in Lancaster.

Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased to recognize this prestigious group of Pennsylvania contractors for their commitment to ABC’s high safety standards,” said ABC Keystone Chapter’s President-CEO, G. David Sload. “ABC’s goal is to send every construction industry employee home in the same—or better—condition than which they arrived, and we applaud the company-wide commitment to jobsite safety made by each of these award-winning member companies.”

The anchor of ABC’s Safety Awards program is a national model called STEP (Safety Training & Evaluation Process). ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) is a safety benchmarking and improvement tool that dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants regardless of company size or type of work, and it is the only such program in the country that provides companies a structured approach to benchmark and improve their safety efforts.

STEP was developed and written by contractors, for contractors. The goal of the program is to provide an organized approach to analyze and further develop a company’s safety and loss prevention. Participating ABC member firms measure their safety processes and policies on 20 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidence rates. The STEP process is a critical component of having a world-class safety program, and that return on investment for companies participating in the STEP program is enormous.

Participating companies score their level of achievement for each component on a weighted point scale and document their incident rates (TRIR and EMR). Companies receive a recognition level of Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze or Participant based on this data.

The 2018 STEP Award recipients are as follows:

Diamond:

RLS Construction Group (Mechanicsburg)

Platinum:

DeRock Electric Company (Carlisle)

Houck Services, Inc. (Harrisburg)

Mowery (Mechanicsburg)

Vision Mechanical, Inc. (Reading)

Wagman Construction, Inc. (York)

Gold:

Bertolet Construction Corporation (Wernersville)

CLARK, Inc. (Paradise)

Gettle Incorporated (Emigsville)

High Construction Company (Lancaster)

C.M. High, Inc. (Myerstown)

Hursh Painting Co., Inc. (Brownstown)

Johnston Construction Company (Dover)

Keystruct Construction, Inc. (York)

R & C Heavy Mechanical, LLC (Blandon)

Paul Risk Construction (Quarryville)

Smucker Company (Smoketown)

EG Stoltzfus Construction, LLC (Lancaster)

Triangle Refrigeration Co. (Lancaster)

Warfel Construction Company (East Petersburg)

Wenrich Painting, Inc. (Lancaster)

Wickersham Construction and Engineering, Inc. (Lancaster)

Wohlsen Construction Company (Lancaster)

Silver: 

Associated Products Services, Inc. (Mechanicsburg)

Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. (Brownstown)

Commonwealth Fire Protection Co. (Leola)

Conewago Enterprises, Inc. (Hanover)

James Craft & Son, Inc. (Manchester)

Dolan Construction Inc. (Reading)

Double D Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. (York)

J.D. Eckman, Inc. (Atglen)

Eisenhart Crane Service, LLC (York)

Flyway Excavating, Inc. (Lititz)

Frey Lutz Corp. (Lancaster)

Galbraith/Pre-Design, Inc. (Carlisle)

Garrety Glass, Inc. (Dallastown)

D.E. Gemmill, Inc. (York)

Kauffman Kitchens (New Holland)

Kinsley Construction, Inc. (York)

Leo Kob Co., Inc. (Lancaster)

B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. (Manheim)

Paramount Contracting, Inc. (Lancaster)

S & S Structures, Inc. (Fleetwood)

Sanitary Process Systems, Inc. (Lititz)

Technivate, Inc. (Landenberg)

H.L. Wiker, Inc. (Lancaster)

Wilco Electric, Inc. (Columbia)

The Witmer Group (Mount Joy)

Zook Interiors, LLC (Ephrata)

Bronze:

B&B Integrations (Lancaster)

Participant:

Wickersham Construction and Engineering, Inc.

Also recognized at the event were the 2018 OSHA Partners. The 2016-2021 OSHA Strategic Partnership Agreement between Associated Builders & Contractors – Keystone Chapter, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration – Harrisburg Area Office, and the PA/OSHA Consultation Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is designed to recognize “the importance of providing a safe and healthful work environment for those employees working in Pennsylvania. Implementation of the agreement is expected to result in an improved awareness of safety hazards and concerns at construction sites and decreased injuries, illnesses and fatalities for partnering employers with a resultant decrease in worker compensation costs as well as other direct or indirect costs of accidents.” (www.OSHA.gov)

The 2018 OSHA Partners are as follows:

Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. (Brownstown)

Bertolet Construction Corporation (Wernersville)

James Craft & Son, Inc. (Manchester)

Double D Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. (York)

J.D. Eckman, Inc. (Atglen)

Flyway Excavating, Inc. (Lititz)

Frey Lutz Corp. (Lancaster)

High Construction Company (Lancaster)

Hursh Painting Co., Inc. (Brownstown)

B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. (Manheim)

Mowery (Mechanicsburg)

RLS Construction Group (Mechanicsburg)

Paul Risk Construction (Quarryville)

Smucker Company (Smoketown)

EG Stoltzfus Construction, LLC (Lancaster)

Warfel Construction Company (East Petersburg)

Wickersham Construction and Engineering, Inc. (Lancaster)

H.L. Wiker, Inc. (Lancaster)

Wilco Electric, Inc. (Columbia)

Wohlsen Construction Company (Lancaster)

2018 ABC Keystone Safety Awards

Pictured: Kenneth D. Schwebel, the Witmer Group & ABC Keystone 2018 Chair of the Board; Dave Olah, OSHA Area Director; Robert Schopfer, RLS Construction Group, President-CEO (Diamond STEP Award Recipient and OSHA Partner); Dale Glackin, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA; Kevin Keith, ABC Keystone Director of Safety 

*high resolution individual company photos available upon request

View photos from the event

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The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) is a construction trade association based in Manheim, Pennsylvania, representing nearly 600 construction-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters nation-wide help members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. Visit us at www.abckeystone.org.