Columbus, OH — The Ferguson Construction Columbus regional team today announced it has achieved a Diamond in Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP Safety Management System. Founded more than three decades ago, STEP has evolved into a world-class safety program that dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants.
“As a STEP participant, Ferguson Construction leadership has demonstrated a commitment to creating the conditions for all to do their work without incident,” said Barton Hacker, President of ABC Central Ohio. “An industrywide commitment to total human health is also essential to ensure both the physical and mental health and safety of our workforce. By implementing proactive safety measures, such as substance abuse programs, new hire safety orientation, and toolbox talks, Ferguson Construction is committed to consistently raising the bar when it comes to safety performance.”
According to ABC’s 2022 Safety Performance Report, STEP participants, regardless of company size or type of work, can reduce recordable incidents up to 85%, making the best-performing companies more than six times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. Ratings range from Diamond, the highest, to Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Participant.