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Tecta America New England is a S.T.E.P Safety Award Winner

Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts (ABC), the state’s largest commercial construction association, and the Gould Construction Institute (GCI), ABC’s training affiliate, congratulate Tecta America New England LLC for recently being named a Silver Safety, Training, and Evaluation Process (S.T.E.P.) award recipient at the 14th Annual ABC/GCI Safety & Education Dinner held May 17th at the Burlington Marriott in Burlington, MA.


S.T.E.P. is a national ABC program that provides safety benchmarking and improvement tools that have been shown to dramatically improve safety performance among participating companies.   Established in 1969, S.T.E.P. was developed and written by contractors, for contractors.  Companies measure their safety performance and policies through a review of 20 principal components with a goal of enhancing safety programs and reducing job site incident rates.


“A contractor’s most valuable resource is their workers. There is nothing more important than job site safety,” said GCI President Barbara Lagergren. “This year’s S.T.E.P. award recipients deserve every accolade they received by continuing to raise the standards of safety, training, and education throughout the construction industry.”


S.T.E.P. Awards are presented annually to ABC member companies with exceptional safety records and this year’s applicant pool was very competitive, with 58 companies recognized for their outstanding commitment to job site safety. Applicants are evaluated on a number of statistical factors such as incident rates, lost time and OSHA recordables.   The S.T.E.P. Awards banquet is ABC/GCI’s premier annual event.