November 2, 2020—In keeping with a longstanding tradition of safety leadership, RK is proud to announced that we have achieved “Platinum Level” in Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP Safety Management System. As a leader in the commercial construction, manufacturing and building services industries, our entire business approach revolves around a foundational commitment to safety.
“RK’s #1 Core Value is SAFETY,” stated RK CEO Rick Kinning. “Simply put, RK walks the walk – and always has. Our team members are family, and nothing is more important to us than our family members getting home safely every night. Participating in OSHA’s VPP Star Worksite and Mobile Workforce programs, our VPP safety committee, site safety observations, tool box talks, daily safety briefs, and stretch and bends shows the commitment from RK that everyone’s safety is the most important topic everyday. RK has a ‘Safety, No exceptions!’ work environment!”
In addition to receiving a Platinum rating in 2020, RK has received Platinum level ratings or higher from the ABC STEP program for nine of the past twelve consecutive years.
“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, RK 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, RK 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.