Established in 1989, the Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) serves as a benchmarking and improvement tool for achieving world-class safety performance in construction. Participating companies score their level of achievement for each component on a weighted point scale and document their Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) and their Experience Modification Rate (EMR). Companies receive a recognition level of Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze or Participant based on this data.

This week, MMC was presented a STEP award for reaching Platinum Level with our safety program and culture. This recognition of our safety practices, company-wide, is not to be taken lightly. The award is confirmation that our field leadership and employees are taking job-site safety very seriously and should be commended for their efforts. The measures by which the award is scored take into consideration both leading and lagging indicators i.e. the practices we have in place and the results of those practices. And while awards are not the purpose of our safety program, they do reflect a commitment to practicing, training and enforcing safe work.

The award was presented at the 2018 Officers Installation & Government Officials Luncheon for the Associated Builders and Contractors Association (ABC). ABC is a national association with 74 chapters representing 22,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms. ABC’s membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry. 

Additionally, Joel Thomas and Steve Kassner (pictured below) were elected to at-large positions with the ABC’s board of directors and Peter Palazola (not pictured) was elected director at large for the Emerging Leader group. These board positions reflect a strong commitment to leadership in our industry by both MMC and these individuals.