KBR Building Group Recognized Nationally for Outstanding Safety Performance, Presented with 2013 STEP Diamond, Highest-Level Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
October 14, 2013

KBR Building Group has once again earned STEP Diamond, the top-level award in the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) program. STEP is a highly competitive and prestigious national award given annually to those companies who lead the industry in safe practices.

As a STEP award recipient, KBR Building Group is being recognized throughout 2013 by various local ABC chapters. On Friday, October 4, KBR Building Group was recognized by ABC of the Carolinas in Charlotte, North Carolina. Earlier this year, we were recognized by ABC of Central Florida, ABC of Georgia, ABC of Houston, ABC of Metro Washington and ABC of Virginia.

Using industry measurement benchmarks — incidence rate and Experience Modification Rate (EMR, or “mod factor”) — STEP Diamond examines a company’s long-term safety performance and recognizes exceptional commitment to a safe workplace. On average, only 5% of STEP applicants meet the stringent criteria to qualify for STEP Diamond.

“STEP Diamond represents the pinnacle of safety performance in the construction industry,” said Mike Sloan, executive vice president, KBR Building Group. “Having our safety program recognized nationally by ABC at the highest level is something every employee of KBR Building Group can take pride in. We first achieved Diamond last year after several consecutive years at the Platinum level. We are all about continuous improvement. Earning a STEP Diamond award isn’t easy — many companies with exceptional safety records do not meet the stringent qualifying criteria.”

STEP established in 1989, the Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) serves as a valuable tool for ABC members to consistently build upon their safety training programs and gain recognition for their outstanding efforts.


Carolinas STEP presentation | Dave Rouse (far left) with N.C. Labor Commissioner, Cherie Berry

Metro Washington STEP presentation | Jorge Otalora (center right) and Steve Floyd (far right).