GRAPEVINE, Texas, March 11—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced the 39 winning contractor companies of the 2020 National Safety Excellence Awards, which were presented at the 31st annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC Convention 2021 in Grapevine, Texas, on March 10.

“These merit shop contractors are creating the conditions for craft professionals across the country to do their job well in a safe, healthy and mentally fit environment,” said 2021 ABC National Chair of the Board of Directors Steve Klessig, vice president of architecture and engineering, Keller Inc., Kaukauna, Wisconsin. “A culture of both safety and total human health cannot exist without leadership choosing daily to not to compromise on safety, and ABC commends these safety leaders in our industry for modeling this belief in every action.”

The 2020 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold status in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System in 2020. During the selection process, contractors were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations and video interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Health and Safety Committee. 

The National Safety Excellence Awards are presented in three major North American Industry Classification System code categories: NAICS 236 – Construction of Buildings; NAICS 237 – Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction; and NAICS 238 – Specialty Trade Contractors. 

STEP, the standard for developing world-class safety management systems in construction, is designed to help both large and small contractors evaluate every aspect of their corporate safety and health programs and identify opportunities for improvement.

CNA is the presenting sponsor of the National Safety Excellence Awards.

See a complete list of winners on ABC’s website.