Ajax Building Company, LLC Earns ABC of Georgia Award of Safety Excellence in Addition to Platinum-level STEP Recognition
Alpharetta, GA — Ajax Building Company, LLC is proud to announce it has received the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Georgia Award of Safety Excellence. This comes alongside having achieved the Platinum level in Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP Safety Management SystemGo to http://www.abcstep.org/. The 2020 Excellence in Construction & Safety Awards Gala will be on Thursday, December 10th.
The ABC Georgia Award of Safety Excellence is earned for having no fatalities, a 2019 DART Rate at less than or equal to 1/3 of the national average, 2019 Lost Time at less than or equal to the national average, and total recordable incident rate less than or equal to ½ of the national average. ABC 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. Ajax has achieved Platinum the last two years (2018 & 2019) and Diamond in 2017.
“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
“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.” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development.
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. Ajax is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.