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Chairman's Message July 2019 -- STEP Safety Training

Many of our friends in other industries are able to enjoy a more relaxed pace during the summer, but those of us in construction industry don’t have that luxury.  As our workload ramps up even further, it’s more important than ever to ensure that each of our employees goes home safely to his or her family every night.  Like so many of us, safety doesn’t take a summer vacation. To help members hone their safety programs, ABC developed the Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) in 1989.  Since then, this benchmarking and improvement tool has evolved into a world-class safety management system that dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work. Participating ABC member firms measure their safety processes and policies on 24 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents. And it works. Companies that participate in STE ...

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It’s Construction Safety Week

Leaders in the construction industry have spent decades working to identify, implement and fine-tune jobsite safety practices. Construction Safety Week, May 6-10, is a recognition of that progress, but also a national, industry-wide call to action to promote safety best practices and the importance of an uncompromising commitment to safety in the construction industry. At ABC Massachusetts, we believe it is our responsibility to ensure all construction workers go home in the same—or better—condition than when they arrived on the jobsite. Applying world-class safety processes dramatically improves safety performance, according to ABC’s 2019 Safety Performance Report, an annual assessment of STEP safety management system data. Based on information gathered from ABC member companies recording just under one billion hours of work in construction, heavy construction, civil engineering and specialty trades, companies that attained the highest level of STEP performance—Diamond—r ...

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Reporting Injury and Illness Summary for 2018

March 2, 2019, is the deadline for employers to electronically report OSHA Form 300A data, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during calendar year 2018. Not all establishments are covered by this requirement. Visit OSHA's Injury Tracking Application webpage for information about which establishments are covered by this requirement and to submit data.

Safety Notice - Crosby Shackles Recall

The Crosby Group has recalled a number of shackles after determining that some may have a condition that reduces the ultimate load of the shackle. Crosby asserts that use of these shackles is within the rated working load limit, however use in excess of the rated working load limit may result in property damage, severe injury, or death, depending on the type of application. 

The full list of products recalled and additional information can be found here. 

Call For S.T.E.P. Award Applications

The Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) award applications are now available! Applications are Due by March 10th! Established in 1989, the Safety Training Evaluation Process serves as a benchmarking and improvement tool for achieving world-class safety performance in construction. Members measure their safety processes and policies on the 20 Key Components through a detailed questionnaire and learn to implement or enhance safety programs. Fill out your application today! S.T.E.P. Application If you have any questions, please contact:   Allison Jackson Training & Marketing Coordinator Gould Construction Institute, The Training Affiliate of ABC MA allison@gwgci.org  781-270-9990 x1112 What is S.T.E.P. Established in 1989 by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Committee, the Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) program was developed and written by contractors, for contractors.  There is no charge ...

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  1. Re: It’s Construction Safety Week

    We always use construction safety week to remind everyone about safety and best practices. Thanks for...

    -- Dallas Painters