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Area Contractors Recognized as Top-performing Safety Leaders

Contact: Kristi Pronovost
Director of Marketing & Communications
(717) 653-8106 or kristi@abckeystone.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 19, 2021

(MANHEIM, Pa.) The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced the 2021 STEP Safety Management System participants and recognized its 2021 OSHA Partners on Tuesday, August 17, during ABC Keystone’s Safety Recognition Breakfast presented by Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC. During the event, representatives from Keystone Chapter member companies had the opportunity to hear remarks from Kevin Chambers, Area Director, U.S. Department of Labor OSHA – Harrisburg Area Office.

Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased to recognize this prestigious group of Pennsylvania contractors for their “Ass“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. “This year, the Keystone Chapter had a record-breaking number of Platinum Level recipients as well as a top Diamond Level company. This is consistent with the continued focus on safety as a top priority of our membership, and it is ABC’s goal to send every construction industry employee home in the same—or better—condition than which they arrived.”

The anchor of ABC’s safety benchmarking program is a national model called the STEP Safety Management System. 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. The goal of the program is to provide an organized approach to analyze and further develop a company’s safety and loss prevention. Participating companies score their level of achievement for each component on a weighted point scale and document their incident rates (Total Recordable Incident Rate-TRIR and Experience Modification Rate-EMR). Companies receive a recognition level of Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze or Participant based on this data. The STEP process is the only such program in the country that provides companies a structured approach to benchmark and improve their safety efforts.

The 2021 STEP recipients are as follows:

Diamond:
The top Diamond STEP level requires a company to maintain an incidence rate at least 50 PERCENT BELOW the national average at an EMR of .80 or lower.

Quandel Enterprises, Inc. (Harrisburg)

Platinum:
The Platinum Level is presented to those companies whose achievements in safety have been certified. These companies are eligible for ABC National Safety Award submission and have presented a higher-than-average standard for safety in the construction industry.

Commonwealth Fire Protection Co. (Leola)

Conewago Enterprises, Inc. (Hanover)

DeRock Electric Company (Carlisle)

Eisenhart Crane Service, LLC (York)

Garrety Glass, Inc. (Dallastown)

Genesis Corporation (New Freedom)

Houck Services, Inc. (Harrisburg)

Hursh Painting Co., Inc. (Brownstown)

Keystruct Construction, LLC, A Viocity Company (York)

Leo Kob Co., Inc. (Elizabethtown)

Legacy Electrical Services, Inc. (Manheim)

Mowery (Mechanicsburg)

Paramount Contracting, Inc. (Mechanicsburg)

Poole Anderson Construction, LLC (Harrisburg)

Wagman Construction, Inc. (York)

H.L. Wiker, Inc. (Lancaster)

Wohlsen Construction Company (Lancaster)

Gold:
To achieve Gold, each company had to not only meet the scoring component, but to have an incidence rate EQUAL to or BELOW the National Bureau of Labor Statistics average for the North American Industry Classification Systems code for that year.

Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. (Brownstown)

CLARK, Inc. (Paradise)

Double D Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. (York)

High Construction Company (Lancaster)

Leer Electric, Inc. (Dillsburg)

M. Potteiger, Inc. (York)

Smucker Company (Lancaster)

Silver: 

Associated Products Services, Inc. (Mechanicsburg)

Bertolet Construction Corporation (Wernersville)

Digging and Rigging, Inc. (York)

H&S Industrial, A Viocity Company (Manheim)

Paul Risk Construction (Quarryville)

EG Stoltzfus Construction, LLC (Lancaster)

Vision Mechanical, Inc. (Reading)

Waggoner Construction, Inc. (East Berlin)

Warfel Construction Company (East Petersburg)

White Rose Interiors, LLC (York)

Wickersham Construction and Engineering, Inc. (Lancaster)

Bronze:

Ames Construction, Inc. (Ephrata)

B&B Integrations (Lancaster)

CB Construction Services, Inc. (Dover)

CCS Building Group (Willow Street)

CMC, Inc. (Gap)

C Mechanical Services (Lancaster)

Conewago Manufacturing, LLC (Hanover)

Cyprium Solutions, Inc. (East Petersburg)

Dolan Construction Inc. (Reading)

J.D. Eckman, Inc. (Atglen)

ESCO Security (Ephrata)

Flyway Excavating, Inc. (Mount Joy)

John E. Fullerton, Inc. (Elizabethtown)

Arthur Funk & Sons, Inc. (Lebanon)

Galbraith/Pre-Design, Inc. (Carlisle)

D.E. Gemmill, Inc. (Red Lion)

C.M. High, Inc. (Myerstown)

Kinsley Construction, Inc. (York)

Meadow Valley Electric, Inc. (Ephrata)

RSR Electric, A Viocity Company (Manheim)

S & S Structures, Inc. (Blandon)

Speedwell Construction, Inc. (Manheim)

Stuebner, Inc. (Reading)

Triangle Refrigeration Co. (Leola)

The Tuckey Companies (Carlisle)

OSHA Partnership:

Also recognized during the event were the 2021 OSHA Partners. The 2016-2021 OSHA Strategic Partnership Agreement between Associated Builders and 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 2021 OSHA Partners are as follows:

Benchmark Construction, Co., Inc. (Brownstown)

Arthur Funk & Sons, Inc. (Lebanon)

Hursh Painting Co., Inc. (Brownstown)

Mowery (Mechanicsburg)

Paramount Contracting, Inc. (Lancaster)

Paul Risk Construction (Quarryville)

Wohlsen Construction Company (Lancaster)

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The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) is a construction trade association based in Manheim, Pennsylvania, representing over 500 construction-related firms and nearly 25,000 employees. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 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 abckeystone.org.