BOSTON – May 9, 2023 – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm providing comprehensive building programs across Greater Boston, announced today it has achieved Platinum level in the 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 members achieving incident rates 645% safer than the industry average.
- We are honored to receive the ABC STEP Platinum award. We have made significant investments in our safety program to ensure project safety, and this award validates the hard work and dedication of our team.Nathan PeckPresidentKaplan Construction
STEP participants measure their safety processes and policies on 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, 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.
- Safety is a journey, and that journey is possible because of systems like STEP, which enables ABC member contractors like Kaplan Construction to have a safer and more productive jobsite. Committing to total human health is essential to ensure both the physical and mental health and safety of our workforce, and I commend Kaplan for consistently fulfilling those commitments to raising the bar of safety performance.Greg SizemoreVice president of health, safety, environment, and workforce developmentABC
Kaplan was a founding member of the ABC Mass Workers’ Comp Self-Insurance Group and has consistently been an early adopter of modern safety practices. The company has been awarded an ABC Safety Award every year since 1998.
To learn more about the STEP program, visit abc.org/step.