ABC National selects contractors for the safety excellence award based on Diamond, Platinum or Gold status in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System. Contractors were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, safety program and video interviews conducted by the ABC National Safety Committee.

Joe Dougherty, VP of Wickersham, accepted the award on March 10th at the 31st annual Excellence in Construction Awards during ABC Convention 2021 in Grapevine, TX.

“Wickersham Construction is creating the conditions for its people 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, VP of architecture and engineering, Keller Inc., Kaukauna, WI. “A culture of both safety and total human health cannot exist without leadership choosing daily to not compromise on safety, and ABC commends this safety leader in our industry for modeling this belief in every action.”

Fun Facts! Wickersham was the only contractor from the state of Pennsylvania to win this award and Wickersham was one of 1 of 17 general contractors who won a national safety award out of over 1,400 applicants! We are proud to represent our local ABC Chapter, ABC Keystone on a national level!

The National Safety Excellence Awards are presented in three major North American Industry Classification System code categories: NAICS 236-Construction of Buildings; NAICS 237 – Heave 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.

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Big shout out to our Safety Manager, our safety committee and all our field staff who are dedicated to a safe working environment.