June 22, 2009
SALT LAKE CITY – June 22, 2009 — Big-D Construction was recently awarded the National Associated Builders and Contractors’ Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Award. The firm achieved the Platinum level of the award, which is the highest level attainable.
“Our goal is to provide a safer work place for our associates and families; safer than anyone in our industry,” stated Forrest McNabb, Sr. Vice President of Operations for Big-D Construction. “This acknowledgement is positive feedback of our goal.”
According to ABC, the STEP program was created in 1989 by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety Committee to recognize ABC member companies with exceptional safety records. There are four levels of achievement in the STEP program: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The award is the industry’s only safety program which is nationally recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation.
“ABC is happy to recognize Big-D, for once again, reaching the Platinum status in our Nationally Recognized Safety Program STEP. Platinum STEP consists of approximately the top 1% of contractors nationwide. Big-D and other ABC Utah members continue to lead the way in improving jobsite safety in our industry, and I look forward to presenting them with this same remarkable recognition AGAIN next year,” said Ken Shulsen, President/CEO of ABC Utah.
Big-D has received the STEP award every year since 2003, achieving Silver in 2003; Gold in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008; and Platinum in 2006 and 2009.
In the past 12 months, Big-D’s associates have worked more than 1,500,000 man hours constructing their customer’s projects.
About Big-D Construction
Big-D Construction Corporation has more than 40 years of experience in providing Design-Build, General Contracting and Construction Management services to customers from a wide variety of industries. As one of the largest construction companies in the country, Big-D employs more than 600 associates throughout the western United States. The corporation’s headquarters are located in Salt Lake City, Utah, with additional offices in Ogden and Lindon, Utah; Pleasanton, California; Phoenix, Arizona; and Jackson, Wyoming. For more information, please visit www.big-d.com.