R. L. Reppert, Inc. announced it has achieved their 25th Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP Safety Management System award for their continued focus on safety, training, and education. Founded in 1989, STEP participation demonstrates safety leadership and a cultural commitment to safety performance.
STEP applicants measure their safety processes and policies on 25 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents. “Safety is of the utmost importance.” stated Richard Reppert, President of R. L. Reppert, Inc. Reppert referred to the company receiving the STEP award every single year since 1995 when they became involved in STEP. “Our employees not only providing a good living for themselves and their family is important, but each and every one of them remaining healthy and safe during their daily activities is just as important as anything else we do. We want every employee to return home in a safe condition every single day. Our employees are the heart of our company.” Reppert says about his employees, some whom have been with the company for over 40 years.
R. L. Reppert’s long list of awards over the past 47 years they have been in business is nothing shy of incredible, some as far back as 1993. They continue to maintain their family type atmosphere despite their continued growth. Starting with only 4 part time employees, the company has grown to employee an average of 80-100 employees. As you can imagine, they are a family type company operating on their second generation who continue to operate the daily activities of the organization. “We strive to ensure that all employees feel like a part of our organization, no matter what their role entails.” says Reppert about his employees.
“An industry-wide commitment to total human health is essential to ensure both the physical and mental health and safety of our workforce,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “As a STEP participant, R. L. Reppert’s leadership has demonstrated a commitment to create the conditions for all to do their work without incident. By implementing proactive safety measures, such as emergency preparedness plans and a sound personal protective equipment policy, R. L. Reppert is committed to consistently raising the bar when it comes to safety performance.”
According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, applying STEP processes dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work, and can reduce recordable incidents up to 88%, making the best performing companies 827% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. Ratings range from Diamond, the highest, to Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Participant.
To learn more about the STEP program, visit abcstep.org.