Ajax Building Company, LLC Achieves Platinum in the ABC STEP Safety Management System
Tallahassee, FL — Ajax Building Company, LLC announced it has achieved Platinum in Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP Safety Management SystemGo to http://www.abcstep.org/. Founded in 1989, STEP participation demonstrates safety leadership and a cultural commitment to safety performance. Ajax is proud to have achieved Platinum the last two years (2018 & 2019) and Diamond in 2017.
STEP applicants measure their safety processes and policies on 25 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents. Ajax’s commitment to safety has resulted in a Total Recordable Incident Rate of 0.39 for 2020 compared to the most recent construction industry average incident rate of 3.0.
“Safety has always been one of the pillars upon how we identify as a construction firm and have built our reputation. When we became one of the family companies within the Structure Tone Building Group, the values of their Safety 360 initiative mirrored our own. It is a model of awareness, shared responsibility, behavior based coaching and positive reinforcement. We begin each meeting with a ‘safety moment’ and that not only brings a greater awareness to our jobsites and offices, but to our employees’ lives outside of work as well.” – Bill Byrne, President of Ajax Building Company, LLC
“An industry-wide commitment to total human health is essential to ensure both the physical and mental health and safety of our workforce,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “As a STEP participant, Ajax leadership has demonstrated a commitment to create the conditions for all to do their work without incident. By implementing proactive safety measures, such as emergency preparedness plans and a sound personal protective equipment policy, Ajax Building Company is committed to consistently raising the bar when it comes to safety performance.”
According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance ReportGo to https://abc.org/Portals/1/2019%20Safety%20Performance%20Report%20April%202019.pdf?ver=2019-04-08-151109-510, applying STEP processes dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work, and can reduce recordable incidents up to 88%, making the best performing companies 827% 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 abcstep.orgGo to http://www.abcstep.org/.
About Our Company: Ajax Building Company, LLC founded in 1958, is an employee owned and third generation family operated construction management firm. During the past 62 years, Ajax has steadily grown to become one of the Southeast’s premier contractors. As a part of the STO Building Group family, Ajax’s project experience now extends throughout the United States, into Canada and the UK. Regardless of the complexity or size of a project, Ajax brings innovative solutions to construction challenges and the final product exceeds owners’ expectations. Ajax prides itself on delivering projects on time, in budget and with the highest level of safety, customer service and quality.