MKD Electric is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the Diamond Level STEP (Safety Training Evaluation Process) for 2020 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. MKD has achieved the Diamond Level, which is the highest level available to STEP participants, for four years in a row.
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. In order to qualify for the Diamond Level, our safety data had to meet rigorous requirements, including our Total Recordable Incident Rate falling at least 50% below our NAICS code average, an EMR of 0.7 (MKD’s 2019 EMR is 0.68), as well as achieving a high score on 20 key components of our safety program.
“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, MKD Electric 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, MKD 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.