CHERRY HILL, NJ (February 22,
2019) - - Hutchinson was recently presented with the Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Platinum Safety Training
Evaluation Process (STEP) Award at the Annual Excellence In Construction
Conference and Expo held at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.
The ABC’s STEP award recognizes companies that are on a continual road map to
world-class safety performance.
“We are honored to receive
this national award,” says Ed Hutchinson, President of Hutchinson. “The safety
of our workers is a top priority at Hutchinson, and we are proud to be
recognized for our dedication to advancing our safety techniques and policies.”
ABC’s STEP serves as a
safety benchmarking and improvement tool in which participants measure their
safety processes and policies on 20 key components through a detailed
questionnaire. Participant companies must document their incident rates, which
is weighted against the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
code average and the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) work-related injuries
and illnesses record.
As a platinum awardee,
Hutchinson is certified to be 400% safer than the construction industry average,
with a total recordable incident rate (TRIR) 25 percent below the NAICS code
average, an experience modification rate (EMR) of 0.8 and no record of injuries
or fatalities resulting in an OSHA citation for the last three years.