Phoenix, AZ, July 26, 2021— Kortman, Inc. today announced it has achieved Bronze in Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP Safety Management System, meaning the company is 655% safer than the industry average. Founded more than three decades ago, STEP has evolved into a world-class safety program that dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants.
I’m so proud of our team in helping us reach the bronze level. Everyone goes home safe!
– Fran Martin, Director of Safety
In recent years, the company has increased its safety training capabilities to include a full-time position as its Registered Safety Officer and OSHA 10 and 30 authorized trainer. The Safety Department and jobsite leadership work in partnership to minimize risk and prevent injury. Kortman currently enjoys over 3,500 consecutive days with no lost-time injuries.
STEP participants measure their safety processes and policies on key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents. [Include information about where the company excelled.]
“Safety is a journey, and that journey is possible because of systems like STEP, which enables ABC member contractors like Kortman, Inc. to have a safer and more productive jobsite,´ said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “Committing to total human health is essential to ensure both the physical and mental health and safety of our workforce, and I commend Kortman, Inc. for consistently fulfilling those commitments to raising the bar of safety performance.”
According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, STEP participants, regardless of company size or type of work, and can reduce recordable incidents up to 85%, making the best performing companies more than eight 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.
To learn more about the STEP program, visit abcstep.org.