Kaplan Construction Receives Diamond STEP Award from ABC Massachusetts and the Gould Construction Institute
Construction management firm has received a STEP Award every year since 1998
BOSTON – June 23, 2015 – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm providing comprehensive building programs across Greater Boston, announced today it has received the Diamond Safety, Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Award from the Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) at the 11th Annual Gould Construction Institute (GCI) Safety & Education Dinner. The Diamond STEP Award represents the highest level of recognition awarded by ABC and a benchmark standard for safety.
Kaplan has received the STEP Award annually since 1998 and has been awarded the highest level of recognition in the program for ten years in a row.The firm has previously received the National Safety Merit Award.
In addition, as founding members of the Associated Builders and Contractors Massachusetts Chapter Workers’ Compensation Self-Insured Group, Inc., Kaplan has been proactive in developing and enforcing a comprehensive and effective safety program.
“Safeguarding the health and welfare of our employees, subcontractors, and site visitors is one of our highest priorities,” said Nate Peck, president of Kaplan Construction. “Maintaining accident-free construction operations is not only our primary concern, but it is our utmost responsibility as contractors.
Our safety record demonstrates our commitment to safety first, with zero lost-time in the last six years and an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) average of 0.89.”
The STEP Awards are presented annually to ABC member companies with exceptional safety records, and this year’s applicant pool was fiercely competitive. Applicants are critiqued on a number of statistical factors such as incident rates, lost time and OSHA recordables combined with a safety audit consisting of 20 key components. GCI is the training affiliate of the Massachusetts Chapter of ABC.
About Kaplan Construction
Kaplan Construction is a WBE general contractor and construction management company that provides comprehensive building programs including preconstruction planning, construction management, design-build services, and general construction for commercial, healthcare, multi-family, worship, and institutional clients. Serving Greater Boston since 1976, Kaplan is dedicated to building trusted, long-lasting relationships with its staff and clients based on professional teamwork, personal service, and quality craftsmanship. The company’s proactive approach features lean building techniques and integrated project delivery (IPD) that often realize substantial cost savings and earlier completion dates for its clients, while its dedication to safety far surpasses industry standards. Kaplan has earned its reputation for excellent customer service and superb workmanship, and the company’s highly successful projects have garnered a long list of industry awards and repeat clients. For more information, please visit www.kaplanconstructs.com.