Atlantic Constructors Recognized for Diamond Level
Safety Standards Through ABC STEP Program
Richmond, Va. (April 4, 2022) – Atlantic Constructors, Inc. (ACI), announced it has achieved Diamond Level 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. This award marks ACI’s eighth Diamond Level recognition since 2011 and its fourth in as many years.
“We are very proud of our entire ACI team for this achievement. Nothing else matters if we all do not make it home safely every day,” said ACI President Terrence Kerner.
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.
This 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. Ratings range from Diamond, the highest, to Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Participant.
“Safety is a journey, and that journey is possible because of systems like STEP, which enables ABC member contractors like Atlantic Constructors to have a safer and more productive jobsite,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment and Workforce Development. “I commend ACI for consistently raising the bar of safety performance.”
To learn more about the STEP program, visit abcstep.org.