Maumee, OH — CMS Corporation (CMS) today announced it has achieved Diamond status in the Associated Builders and Contractor’s (ABC) STEP Safety Management System. Founded more than 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 are pleased to once again be honored as an ABC STEP Diamond member,” stated CMS Chairman and CEO, Ernest Enrique, PE. “Safety leads off our list of core values. All CMS Team Members have the autonomy to make safety-driven decisions to ensure that our job sites and offices remain safe and productive. Over the past year, our safety program has received several awards, including the prestigious ABC National Safety Excellence Award.”
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 job site 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 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.