WPC has, once again, been honored for achieving Platinum Level in the Associated Builders and Contractor's STEP Safety Management System. The STEP program is a world-class safety program that significantly improves safety performance among participants in the construction industry.
Founded over thirty years ago, the STEP program has evolved into a comprehensive safety program that has been successful in reducing jobsite incidents. WPC's achievement of the Platinum Level STEP rating is a testament to the company's commitment to providing a safe work environment for its employees, trade partners, and the community.
WPC has established an enhanced protocol for jobsites that goes beyond national safety regulations. Through training and engagement, WPC employees are cultured to take an active interest in safety and extensively trained to identify, report and correct unsafe conditions. The company's safety mandate is to provide an injury and incident-free work environment, protect the general public, reduce costs associated with injury losses, and control unintentional production interruptions.
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. According to ABC's annual 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 688% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average.
"We are thrilled to receive this recognition and be honored with the Platinum Level rating in the STEP program," said Jeff Forrest, WPC President & CEO "As an industry, construction places a high value on safety, and at WPC, we prioritize safety in a variety of ways. Receiving this recognition reinforces our commitment to providing best-in-class safety for our team members, our trade partners, and our community."
To learn more about the STEP program and WPC's commitment to safety, please visit www.abc.org/step.