SYNCON Achieves World-Class Safety Standards Through DIAMOND ABC STEP Program
For 2022 SYNCON has achieved Diamond Level in Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP Safety Management System. Founded over three decades ago, STEP has evolved into a world-class safety program that dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants, with top-performing Diamond members achieving incident rates 645% safer than the industry average.
“We put all efforts into planning safe work operations to protect our people, subcontractor trade partners, and customers. Aligning our Safety Program with the Best Practices of STEP Diamond level ensures a systematic approach that delivers results”, Scott Turner, Executive VP.
STEP participants measure their safety processes and policies on critical components through a detailed questionnaire to implement or enhance safety programs that reduce Jobsite incidents. Syncon excels at communicating and planning with our subcontractor teams to mitigate the risks on every project. Experience matters, and our team shares insights and depth of knowledge throughout the organization to strengthen processes and performance.
“Safety is a journey, and that journey is possible because of systems like STEP, which enables ABC member contractors like SYNCON to have safer and more productive job sites,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment, and workforce development. “Committing to total human health is essential to ensure the physical and mental health and safety of our workforce, and I commend SYNCON for consistently fulfilling those commitments to raise the bar of safety performance.”
According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, STEP participants, regardless of company size or type of work, can reduce recordable incidents up to 84%, 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 abc.org/step.