Notch Receives 2005 Platinum S.T.E.P. Award for Safety Excellence

Tue., Jun 6, 2006 

BURLINGTON – Associated Builders and Contractors, Massachusetts Chapter (ABC), the largest construction trade association in Commonwealth, awarded Notch Mechanical Constructors with its national Safety Training and Evaluation Program (STEP) “Platinum” award for 2005. STEP awards are presented to those companies recognized as having an outstanding commitment to jobsite safety. Awards were handed out to member companies at a May 25, 2006 ceremony at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham, with feature speaker, State Representative James Vallee, D-Franklin.

The STEP process provides a unique approach to recognizing the safety achievements of ABC member firms. Two important criteria are taken into consideration for the award: (1) statistical information such as incident rates, lost time, company MOD, and OSHA records during 2005, and (2) a safety audit consisting of twenty key components of a company safety program. This information is an important part of the scoring, and also tells the company where they stand and to what level they can “STEP up” to.

The STEP program was developed and written by contractors, for contractors. The program benefits include:
o An organized approach for analyzing and developing safety and loss prevention programs
o A valid, objective method for measuring safety program improvements
o A safety performance recognition useful in business development

For more information on how to apply for a STEP Award in 2006, contact Barbara Lagergren, Executive Director of the Gould Construction Institute, the training arm of ABC, at