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Piping Systems, Inc. Achieves Bronze Level in the ABC STEP Safety Management System

Assonet, MA, August 24, 2020—Piping Systems, Inc. announced it has achieved Bronze Level in Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP Safety Management System. Founded in 1989, STEP participation demonstrates safety leadership and a cultural commitment to safety performance.

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. Weekly Safety Toolbox talks, Monthly Safety Meetings between management and field personnel, New Hire Orientation, Pre-Planning for Project Safety and focused Team Member Safety Training are some of the many Safety Activities that all Team Members participate in.

“Clients can rest assured that we remain committed to providing a safe workplace; Safety first creates security for our families, co-workers and our clients. Piping Systems Inc. has been participating in the ABC STEP Safety Management System since 2003 and we plan on continuing our participation for many years in the future.” says Pauline L Lally, CEO and owner of Piping Systems, Inc.

“An industry-wide commitment to total human health is essential to ensure both the physical and mental health and safety of our workforce,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “As a STEP participant, Piping Systems’ 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, Piping Systems is committed to consistently raising the bar when it comes to safety performance.”

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 88%, making the best performing companies 827% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. Ratings range from Diamond, the highest, to Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Participant.

To learn more about the STEP program, visit abcstep.org.

Awards and Achievements

Year Type Level
2020 ABC Step Award Bronze
2019 ABC Step Award Silver
2018 ABC Step Award Silver
2017 ABC Step Award Silver
2016 ABC Step Award Gold
2015 ABC Step Award Gold
2014 ABC Step Award Platinum
2013 ABC Step Award Silver
2012 ABC Step Award Silver
Year Type Level
2011 ABC Step Award Silver
2010 ABC Step Award Gold
2009 ABC Step Award Gold
2008 ABC Step Award Gold
2007 ABC Step Award Gold
2006 ABC Step Award Silver
2005 ABC Step Award Silver
2004 ABC Step Award Silver
2003 ABC Step Award Silver