Maynard Firm Wins Safety Excellence Award

Maynard, MA – JM Coull (JMC) has been awarded a National Safety Pinnacle Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), which was presented at the 31st annual Excellence in Construction Awards during the ABC Convention 2021 on March 10.

The 2020 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum, and Gold status in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System in 2020. During the selection process, contractors were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations and video interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Health and Safety Committee.

Andy Coull, president of JM Coull said, “In some ways, the pandemic has brought an even greater focus on the importance of consistency around safety systems and the need for constant training, pre-task planning and documentation. While we feel good about winning this prestigious award, especially in the year when a worldwide pandemic took hold, we also understand that when it comes to safety, you never actually ‘arrive.’ One of our core values is Relentless Improvement. This has never been more applicable than when it comes to jobsite safety.”

JM Coull was one of only five companies nationwide, in the General Contractor category, to receive the Pinnacle level designation. Pinnacle is the highest level attainable, representing the elite among contractor safety programs. JMC has the distinguished honor of having achieved the Pinnacle designation for the fourth consecutive year. JMC has also received ABC’s STEP recognition 20 times, which shows a long-standing track record for outstanding safety performance.