DP Electric Achieves Platinum in the ABC STEP Safety Management System
TEMPE, AZ, March 20, 2020 — DP Electric announced it has achieved Platinum in the 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 24 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents. DP Electric’s “Safety First” policy is a core part of company culture. DPE puts safety above all else to ensure personnel return home unharmed. DPE’s Zero Tolerance Safety Policy, pioneering best practices in the electrical industry, is the basis for why the company is known for having the safest working conditions.
“At DP, ‘Safety First’ is not just words but thoughtful action in everything we do,” said Dan Puente, CEO of DP Electric. “The well-being of our people comes before profit and schedules.”
All of the DPE lead field personnel are trained in First Aid/CPR, NFPA 70E and maintain OSHA 30 certification. DP Electric has a dedicated Safety Manager responsible for risk management, training, and enforcement of all safety policies to ensure a safe work environment is maintained at all times.
“As an industry, it is our responsibility to ensure our workers go home in the same –or better—condition than when they arrived on the jobsite every day,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “By participating in STEP, DP Electric leadership has demonstrated a commitment to create the conditions for all to do their work without incident. By implementing proactive safety measures, such as toolbox talks and sound substance abuse policies, DP Electric 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 85%, making the best performing companies 680% 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.