Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), a national construction industry trade association with more than 22,000 members, has recognized BrightFields, Inc. with the Diamond Level STEP (Safety Training and Evaluation Process) Award for 2023.
Founded in 1989 as a safety bench marking and improvement tool, STEP has evolved into a world-class safety management system that dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work. Participating ABC member firms measure their safety processes and policies on 24 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce job-site incidents.
With six levels of STEP achievement, Diamond is the highest achievement representing the lowest rate of total recordable incidents possible. This recognition from ABC Delaware signals the concentrated effort BrightFields management and employees have given to our safety program.
BrightFields, Inc. (BrightFields) is a full-service environmental consulting and remediation firm dedicated to conducting business safely and protecting the health of its employees, subcontractors, clients, and the general public. All employees participate in the evaluation of current safety practices, the formation, documentation, and dissemination of new and improved safe work practices. The use of Safe Performance Observations, routine safety meetings and employee participation in the Company Safety Committee has resulted in continuous improvement of the safety measures implemented on job sites.
Director of Health and Safety Ken Hannon has led the safety program at BrightFields for more than 10 years. During this tenure, BrightFields provided training to three different leading Project Managers to allow them to serve as BrightFields’ Corporate Health and Safety Officer (CHSO). Safety is built into our projects from the inception of the project and carried through to the Project Close-Out/Lessons Learned stage.