WAUKESHA, WI--(Marketwired - September 26, 2016) - The MobleySafway Solutions Houston Branch has received a Diamond Level Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Award in recognition of its safety practices and results. The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Houston chapter granted the award after the branch achieved a number of key safety benchmarks, including a recordable incident rate in 2015 that was less than half the average for industrial insulation and coatings companies.
The Diamond Level award is the highest safety honor bestowed by ABC, and makes the MobleySafway Houston branch eligible for a national STEP award. The award was formally presented to the MobleySafway team at a July 8 event.
"This business is first and foremost about people, and we are very aware that any uptick on a safety statistic represents somebody's dad, spouse or sibling," said Chad Murphy, regional environmental health and safety manager for MobleySafway. "That's why the safety of each and every person in our organization is so important," he said.
"This recognition is special, because it is a measure of best practices, not minimum standards," Murphy added.
"We work very hard to make sure everyone throughout the Safway organization is focused on safety," said Paul Amedee, vice president of Safway, MobleySafway's parent company. "To be effective, we all have to own safety, and we must hold each other accountable for that ownership."
In announcing the award, the ABC said, "The STEP award is a badge for ABC members to wear proudly. The award is a testament to the customers, employees and supporters of the winning company that safety is an important tenet for them."
ABC STEP Awards are based on data submitted via an application, essay questions and video interviews with company executives about their corporate safety culture.
Safway has established 10 Life-Saving Rules along with a Stop Work Policy to ensure that every employee understands that his or her actions are critical to ensuring safety throughout the thousands of jobsites across North America. Safway Group is also partnering with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) on a national initiative to prevent falls, the leading cause of work-related injury and deaths.
About MobleySafway and Safway Group
MobleySafway is a Safway Group company. With more than 114 locations in the U.S. and Canada and a growing system of distributors worldwide, Safway Group companies deliver efficient, high-performance multiservice solutions -- The Smart Way® -- by collaborating, communicating and sharing resources. Offering experience and expertise in access, scaffolding, insulation, fireproofing, surface preparation and coatings, Safway Group companies include All-American Scaffold; CL Coatings; Dalco; Industrial Coatings & Fireproofing; MobleySafway; New England Scaffolding; Redi Solutions; Safway Atlantic; Safway Services; Safway Services Canada; S&E Bridge & Scaffold; and Swing Staging. Safway has been an industry leader since 1936. Safway Group companies serve the petrochemical, oil and gas, power, refining, marine, manufacturing, transportation and commercial construction industries worldwide.
For more information about Safway Group, visit: www.safwaygroup.com.
For more information about MobleySafway, visit: www.mobleysafway.com.