Mobil Steel Recognized for Industry Leading Safety Performance
Mobil Steel earned the highest-level achievement, Diamond, in ABC's STEP process. In the past four years Mobil Steel has stepped up each year to the next higher level of achievement. The Houston steel fabricator earned its initial STEP recognition – silver designation in 2016, moved to gold in 2017 and platinum in 2018 before earning top rank diamond classification in 2019.
ABC National STEP award winners were announced at ABC Greater Houston's membership breakfast July 26 held at Houston Marriott Westchase.
Reaching these safety milestones is a result of an engrained culture of safety cultivated at Mobil Steel in recent years, according to Leonard A. Bedell, Mobil Steel President and CEO. "It has become an expectation at Mobil Steel that you will work safely and return home each day to your loved ones in a healthy condition," said Bedell. "We can only achieve this by continuously improving safety performance and expectations from the top down."
Bedell pointed out that improved safety performance also improves productivity, efficiency and costs which benefit Mobil Steel in many ways. "We need our talented employees here each day to produce quality work and superior service for our customers. Additionally, eliminating accidents and time away from work lowers cost of operations and makes us more competitive when bidding steel fabrication jobs," Bedell added.
ABC's STEP process is a safety benchmarking and improvement tool that dramatically improves construction industry safety performance. The process incorporates Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and other key components of contractor safety and health programs. According to ABC National, STEP members dramatically reduce job site incidence rates through implementation of enhanced STEP safety programs. STEP members decrease total recordable incidence rates by 85 percent and work 680 percent safer that the industry average.
"I am proud to say that working without an injury for more than three years and earning the highest level National ABC STEP recognition demonstrates that Mobil Steel employees have created a safe and healthy workplace," added Bedell.
Mobil Steel fabricates steel for the petrochemical and pipeline industry which is expanding as a result of low-cost feed stock from shale gas fields. Mobil Steel also fabricates steel for the commercial industry that continues to increase commercial building activity throughout the Gulf Coast.
For information about Mobil Steel visit www.mobilsteel.com.
Dennis Winkler, Winkler Public Relations