RUSH Construction, Inc. has been recognized as a Merit Winner of the 2020 National Safety Excellence Award presented by Associated Builders and Contractors at their 31st annual National Excellence in Construction Awards Gala on March 10, 2021. RUSH was one of 17 General Contractors nationwide selected as a finalist.
The 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 2019. RUSH Construction has proudly achieved Diamond STEP status five years in a row (2017-2021). 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 Safety and Health Committee.
“As one of the shareholders of the RUSH family of companies, I am incredibly proud to work for a company that values its employees’ health and safety to the extent that RUSH does. This award is a testament to the dedication of all our employees. Each realizes that safety is his or her responsibility, and they genuinely care that their coworkers can go home at the end of the day as healthy as when they arrived. I can’t imagine being surrounded by a better group of people,” said Shawn Lucas, Director of Safety and Quality for RUSH Construction, Inc.
From exceptional safety records to rigorous training and education programs, winners of the award excelled in all areas of ABC’s STEP Safety Management System, demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to world-class safety. STEP is the standard for developing world-class safety management systems in construction. STEP is designed to help both large and small contractors evaluate every aspect of their corporate safety and health programs and identify opportunities for improvement. According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, the average STEP Diamond company is more than six times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ average for the entire industry based on their total recordable incident rate.
Learn more about the ABC National Safety Excellence Awards here.