ABC STEP GOLD Award reliant roofing

Reliant Roofing, Solar, & Hurricane Shutters announced it has achieved Gold 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. In order to continue to provide a safe work atmosphere for all employees, Reliant has developed a Zero-Tolerance Safety Program to establish and provide guidelines to all employees regarding general safety policy and procedures.

“Safety is our number one priority. At Reliant, we maintain strict compliance with OSHA regulations to ensure workplace safety.” said President and Co-Owner, Cameron Shouppe. “By successfully implementing safety and health programs, our workforce can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they could cause injury or illness.”

Included in their policy is information on work practices, safety equipment, personal protective equipment, hazard communication training, and notification procedures so that each member of the company can assist in maintaining a safe workplace. 

“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, Reliant 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, Reliant 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.