ABC RMC December Holiday Mixers
Please join us at our ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter holiday mixers on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at Mash Lab Brewing & Kitchen in Northern Colorado, and Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Rock Bottom Brewery in Denver. ABC Members and Guests are welcome to attend. Please register in advance. Sponsorship opportunities are available. We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you!
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Join other ABC members and be recognized! There's still time to complete your ABC 2022 STEP application and be recognized. Our ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter STEP application deadline is Thursday, December 15th at 5:00pm. This is also the ABC National application deadline.
What is STEP?
ABC’s STEP (Safety Training Evaluation Process) is a program that was implemented in 1989 and has evolved into a world-class safety management system that dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work.
~ STEP was developed and written by contractors, for contractors. ~
Participating ABC member companies measure their safety processes and policies on 25 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents.
Why Participate in STEP?
Participating in STEP will help make improvements to your safety program and if that isn’t reason enough to fill out an application, other benefits of being a STEP member include being eligible for Accredited Quality Contractor, Top Performers and National Safety Excellence Awards, and an opportunity to be recognized at both local and national levels.
STEP helps contractors focus their safety effort to have the highest impact and best measurable results.
~ Comparing data from the STEP program with other data from the field show that STEP participants are up to 645% safer than the industry average. ~
ABC will provide information on best practices that will reduce TRIR, DART and EMR, and you will be able to measure improvement from year to year.
Getting started with STEP is free, and it can help lower workers compensation insurance rates.
WHO Should Participate?
Commercial and industrial contractors as well as suppliers who want to make a commitment to achieving world-class safety performance who perform work in the following NAICS codes.
Members that are suppliers are also welcome to apply!
We would love to see you become part of STEP, visit abc.org/step for more information and to start filling out your application today.
Associated Builders and Contractors’ Rocky Mountain Chapter announces its endorsement of Joe O’Dea for U.S. Senate. ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter represents 150 local contractors in the industrial and nonresidential construction sector throughout the state, and O’Dea is a local construction business owner.
“ABC Rocky Mountain is proud to endorse Joe O'Dea for U.S. Senate because Joe is a construction worker who understands our industry and he will fiercely protect free enterprise,” said Kelly Eustace, 2022 chair of the ABC Rocky Mountain Board of Directors and president of Heating & Plumbing Engineers, Colorado Springs, Colorado. “Joe knows the importance of championing policy that will create quality jobs and strengthen workforce development across the country. There’s a massive skilled workforce shortage of 650,000 this year alone, and electing leaders like Joe ensures our industry can build the people who are building the places where we live, work, play, heal and learn.”
“I was a union carpenter and I saw quickly how the leadership prioritized politics over their workers,” said Joe O’Dea, candidate for U.S. Senate and owner of Concrete Express, Denver. “That’s a big reason why my company was founded as a merit shop, a belief that construction projects should be awarded on merit to the most qualified and responsible low bidders. I’ve fought off the unions plenty of times because they’d ultimately hurt the bottom line of my workers. I pay my employees more than a union shop, with better benefits. Colorado has found some balance, and in the U.S. Senate, I’ll be a strong, consistent voice for employees to determine their own future. I’d oppose the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, rein in the National Labor Relations Board for exceeding their rulemaking authority. We cannot govern through executive fiat; Congress must weigh in.”
ABC’s Rocky Mountain Chapter is the leading voice promoting fair and open competition in the construction industry in Colorado. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, which encourages an open competition approach that awards contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation, ABC helps members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter at 303-832-5812 or email: email@example.com.
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