Hoar Construction Recognized for Superior Safety With 2014 Diamond STEP Award

Hoar Construction has received a 2014 Diamond STEP (Safety Training Evaluation Process) for safety from the Association of Builders and Contractors.

The award is the highest possible recognition of the firm’s ongoing commitment to safety. Additionally, Hoar joined 31 national and global construction firms this year to participate in the construction industry’s first dedicated Safety Week (May 4–10).

“Any incident is one too many, so we are proud to join in raising awareness for this important effort,” says Bart Wilder, Hoar Construction’s Director of Safety. “We work hard every day to continually improve safety on our jobsites and throughout the company. By all accounts, we have done a great job of building safely.”

In addition to Hoar’s 2014 Diamond STEP award, Hoar leads the industry with an outstanding safety program that has achieved:

  • Man hours without a lost-time accident: 2,643,615 (January 19, 2012-March 31, 2014)
  • Hoar Construction’s Days Away/Restricted/Transferred Incident Rate is .32; the National Average is 1.6
  • Hoar’s current Total Recordable Incident Rate is .97; the National Average is 3.2
  • ABC S.T.E.P. awards: 4 Gold, 14 Platinum (1996-2013); Diamond, 2014
  • ABC Safe Day Awards: 7 consecutive Gold Level Awards, including 2014
  • American Contractor’s Insurance Group (ACIG): Hoar Construction #1 in Safety 2013

To commemorate Safety Week, all Hoar employees participated in daily activities and safety meetings. Employees took the Safety Pledge, and shared photos of loved ones to demonstrate “Why I Work Safely.”  Each year, more than 80,000 construction workers suffer an injury on job sites across the U.S.

Hoar Construction, established in 1940, has offices in Nashville (Brentwood), Birmingham, Houston, Austin, Orlando, Tampa, and Charlotte. The firm provides professional services in General Construction, Construction Management, Design/Build and Program Management, serving clients in healthcare, retail, commercial, and industrial markets.  Hoar currently has projects in 12 states. For more information, check out their website at www.hoar.com.

Photo above: from left to right–Amanda Hardesty, Trey Darnell, Kyle Barnes, Jason Bennett, Katy Sheesley, Jackson Simpson, Chris Potter and Philip Talbot.