Gray Honored with Multiple Safety Awards from ABC Alabama
Gray is proud to announce the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Alabama has honored the company with multiple awards in recognition of its safety program.
Gray was recognized as an Innovation in Safety Award winner this year from ABC Alabama for the company-wide transition from safety hardhats to helmets on Gray jobsites. This transition was, in part, after recognizing that multiple injuries and hazards could be avoided with the addition of the chinstrap feature on the hardhats. The hardhats also provide additional support and protection for the back of the team members head, in case of a fall.
“We made the decision to transition every team member, and even our subcontractors, to the helmets because they are just safer,” says Ned Brown, director of safety for Gray. “At Gray we are always looking for opportunities to improve our current processes to find ways to make sure the team members on our jobsites and in our offices get home safely to their families at the end of every day.”
Additionally, for the third year in a row, Gray was recognized as a Gold Award Winner for Safest in the Industry. This award category takes into consideration the safety culture at a company, including the means and methods for upholding safety and any innovation implemented by the business.
Gray was also awarded the Diamond STEP award for the third consecutive year. STEP, Safety Training Evaluation Process, is a program implemented by ABC in 1989 to further educate companies on safety and evaluate safety environments. For this recognition, Gray’s safety program, requirements team members, as well as our OSHA incident record were evaluated. Based on the information, participants in the STEP program were awarded a level ranging from Diamond to Bronze, with Diamond being the highest.
At Gray, safety is our No. 1 core value, and we strive every day to make sure our team members are as safe as possible.
To learn more about Gray’s dedication to safety, please visit our safety page.