American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)
Hercules Fence safety director, Mark DiNubila was invited to speak and present a strategy he developed to allow front line staff to easily and quickly submit potential safety issues. Mark’s method of soliciting & managing safety good catches and near misses utilizes of QR codes and smart sheets.
This presentation took place at the American Society of Safety Professionals. For more information, please visit: https://chesapeake.assp.org/
Hercules Fence Achieves SILVER in the ABC STEP Safety Management System
JESSSUP, Maryland, 11/3/20 Hercules Fence announced it has achieved SILVER 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. Hercules earned top marks in safety leadership, employee safety training, and incident investigation. Hercules fence excelled at safety training and safety leadership.
Evan Winston, President and Owner of Hercules Fence said, “We treat safety as our # 1 priority. It is not simply a box to check, but rather working safely is on the forefront on everyone’s mind at Hercules Fence. A huge part of our mission is providing a culture for our employees to thrive—both personally and professionally. Keeping everyone at Hercules safe is critical and is engrained in our company DNA. We are proud to be industry leaders putting safety first and caring deeply about doing things right—even when nobody is looking.”
“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, Hercules Fence’s 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, Hercules Fence 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.