Maynard, MA – JM Coull (JMC) has been awarded its sixth consecutive Diamond Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Award by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).
Diamond is the highest level of safety that can be attained by contractors through ABC, and JMC was the first contractor in New England to receive this prestigious honor. The company has received 14 combined Diamond, Platinum, and Gold STEP awards in previous years.
To qualify for the award, the company had to meet stringent safety criteria established by ABC, such as maintaining an excellent Experience Modification Rate and Total Recordable Incident Rate 50% below the industry average. With the addition of the 2016 Diamond STEP Award, the company has 24 awards recognizing its safety program. The award was presented on May 19th by ABC Massachusetts/Gould Construction Institute of Woburn, Mass. JMC was one of only several contractors to receive the Diamond Award.
“Safety is at the cornerstone of everything we do here at JM Coull,” comments Executive Vice President Chris Oldham. “We work very hard to maintain a high level of safety on all of our projects – it’s not something for which we simply ‘check a box.’ In this industry, too many things can go wrong, and our goal is to prevent accidents by educating our employees, subcontractors, team members, and clients in proper behavior and the potential consequences that can arise when protocol is not followed. JM Coull is honored to once again be recognized by ABC and the Gould Construction Institute for our unwavering commitment to safety.”