ABC recognizes Karsten Interior Services as a Diamond Level STEP participantMonday,
Karsten Interior Services was recognized as a Diamond Level Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) participant [the highest achievable level] for the second year in a row at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) July member breakfast that took place at the Houston Marriott Westchase. The STEP program was founded in 1989 to help companies establish a safety bench-marking and improvement tool. STEP applicants 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 jobsite incidents.
According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, applying STEP processes dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work, and can reduce recordable incidents up to 85%, making the best performing companies 680% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. Ratings range from Diamond, the highest, to Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Participant.