Associated Builders and Contractors today held an event showcasing best practices in construction safety. Featuring interactive opportunities and experts in the field of construction safety, professionals in construction were able to see first-hand new and innovative practices in safety management. Over 300 people in the industry from across the state attended the event.

“Safety is always the top priority of our members,” said Associated Builders & Contractors Empire State President Brian Sampson. “Technology and research has provided us with continued opportunities to always improve upon our safety management programs, and it is imperative that we always look to what best practices are and how we can cut our injury rates down to zero.”

The event was attended by Chris Williams, the Safety Director for Associated Builders & Contractors national office. Representing over 70 chapters and 21,000 chapter members, ABC national dedicates a tremendous amount of resources researching the newest and latest techniques in the practice of safety management in construction.

Williams awarded over 25 ABC, Empire State members STEP awards. STEP, which stands for “Safety Training and Evaluation Process,” is an organized approach for analyzing and developing safety loss and prevention programs, forming a 20-point guide to starting, updating or auditing a company-wide safety program. The STEP program also incorporates lagging indicator safety performance data with leading indicator use and self-assessment requirements to give a full, wide ranging report on the entire nature of a company’s safety program.

About Associated Builders & Contractors, Empire State Chapter
Associated Builders & Contractors was founded on the shared belief that construction projects should be awarded on merit to the most qualified and responsible low bidders. The Empire State Chapter represents over 400 members in the construction industry throughout NYS, including over 100 in the Central New York region where they are headquartered.