Esposito’s Electric today announced it has achieved Gold Level status in Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP Safety Management System, meaning the company is 655% safer than the industry average. Founded more than three decades ago, STEP has evolved into a world-class safety program that dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants.
“The safety and health of our employees and our customers has always been a top priority for us and this certification is further affirmation of our hard work and focus,” said Michael Esposito, Esposito’s Electric co-owner. A large part of achieving their Gold Level status was appointing a strong safety manager to lead the charge.
“Alfredo Mendoza took on the business’s role as Safety Manager in 2017 and has done an exceptional job working with our teams to educate, train, and stay on the cutting edge of safety for the entire company,” said Esposito.
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 jobsite incidents.
“Safety is a journey, and that journey is possible because of systems like STEP, which enables ABC member contractors like Esposito’s Electric to have a safer and more productive jobsite,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development.
According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, STEP participants, regardless of company size or type of work, and can reduce recordable incidents up to 85%, making the best performing companies more than eight times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average.
To learn more about the STEP program, visit abcstep.org.