Interstates Recognized for Top Safety Achievements

March 9, 2016

Sioux Center, IA

Interstates was awarded the highest national safety recognition possible when it received the Associated Builders and Contractor?s (ABC) Pinnacle Safety award. Only nine firms were recognized from the 21,000 member firms of ABC, the largest merit shop contracting organization in the United States. Interstates Companies received the award on March 2 during the 26th Annual Excellence in Construction® Awards banquet in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

?Interstates? safety record demonstrates how a company-wide commitment to safety as a core value can deliver world-class results,? said 2016 ABC National Chair David Chapin, president of Willmar Electric Service, Lincoln, Neb. ?Interstates? safety record shows that in a culture that emphasizes safety and caring for its people, every incident is preventable and we can help drive the construction industry toward zero-incident jobsites. Our ultimate goal is that every employee returns home in the same?or better?condition in which they arrived.?

The 2015 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold status in ABC?s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP). During the selection process, national safety winners were judged on lost workday case rates, total recordable rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations and video interviews conducted by members of ABC?s National Environment, Health & Safety Committee.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.

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