Sources: American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis; CP staff
The American Society of Concrete Contractors Safety & Risk Management Council’s new Safety Training Assessment & Recognition (S.T.A.R.) Program provides 15 key performance indicators (KPI) to assess the effectiveness of accident prevention and worker protection strategies.
“S.T.A.R. is a benchmarking and improvement tool that can help contractors dramatically improve safety performance, regardless of company size or scope,” says ASCC Director of Safety Services Joe Whiteman. “It acts as a roadmap for policies, programs, controls and initiatives to refine and grow a safety environment.”
S.T.A.R. participants score their level of achievement for each KPI on a weighted point scale and document operating statistics. They reach a recognition of level Five, Four, Three, Two or One star based on the data. Owners of companies applying for Four or Five S.T.A.R. status are interviewed by a panel of Council members. “Interviews assure that ASCC is properly and diligently approving the highest level recipients, and provide company leadership the opportunity to share their involvement with safety,” says Council Director Aron Csont (Barton Malow).
Joining him on the Council board are safety and insurance professionals from all aspects of concrete contracting. They meet three times a year and invest numerous additional hours overseeing ASCC safety matters, including publication development; review and monitoring of events or materials for safety compliance; member education; awards program; and, safety/insurance hotline.