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NCS Receives Distinguished Safety Designation Through ABC’s STEP Program

Abc diamond award winner

NCS has achieved world-class safety standards through Diamond Level Award recognition.

NCS announced it has achieved Diamond Level in Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP Safety Management System. Founded more than three decades ago, STEP has evolved into a world-class safety program that dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants, with top-performing Diamond members achieving incident rates 645% safer than the industry average.

“We are honored to be recognized by ABC. At NCS, Quality and Safety are core values that we strive to live by every day,” said Donovan King, NCS Director of Human Resources / HSE. “It all starts and ends with our people, as at our core, we are a people company, and without their commitment to Quality and Safety, we couldn’t achieve the STEP DAMOND level award!”

STEP participants measure their safety processes and policies on key components through a detailed questionnaire to implement or enhance safety programs that reduce job site incidents.

NCS’ comprehensive award-winning safety program includes a corporate commitment to safety, written plans and procedures, performance incentives, training, and membership and participation in safety-related organizations, including attending Houston Area Safety Council meetings. We employ a full-time safety and quality control director, and all NCS field supervisors hold a current OSHA 30-Hour Certificate, numerous construction health and safety certifications, and competent person training cards. In addition, NCS conducts weekly safety meetings and on-site job hazard analysis to reinforce safe work practices.

“Safety is a journey, and that journey is possible because of systems like STEP, which enables ABC member contractors like NCS to have safer and more productive job sites,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment, and Workforce Development. “Committing to total human health is essential to ensure the physical and mental health and safety of our workforce, and I commend NCS for consistently fulfilling those commitments to raise the bar of safety performance.”

According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, STEP participants, regardless of company size or type of work, can reduce recordable incidents up to 84%, making the best-performing companies more than eight times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. Ratings range from Diamond, the highest, to Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Participant.

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