CONGRATULATIONS to SCI for bringing home ABC’s (Associated Contractor’s and Builders) 2013 STEP AWARD.

ABC created the Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) back in 1989.  It was written by Contractors for Contractors.

To qualify for the STEP award a Contractor must demonstrate an organized approach for analyzing and developing safety and loss prevention programs.  It must incorporate both OSHA required safety data with self-assessment requirements to give a full, wide ranging report on the entire nature of a company’s Safety Program.  It is designed to benefit both large and small contractors alike*.   SCI’s statistics were based on safety rates for 200,000 employee hours and  lost time rates for Workers Comp. (EMOD).   Scott reports, “We had the lowest recordable incidents (2.97) since SCI started keeping records”.

Receiving the award for SCI was Scott McKinnon, SCI’s new Safety and Human Resource Manager.Scott with ABC Safety Award

Scott has brought a vast background in many aspects of both HR and Employee Safety, and has approximately 20 years of experience in a safety sensitive environment.  He has previously worked at Union Pacific as an operator and a manager and for the past 10 years he has been deeply involved with various realms of HR and Employee Safety.  Scott most recently worked in the mining industry as the Superintendent of Labor Relations and Employee Safety for an international organization. Scott attended college in Utah where he began his studies in the field of Construction Management.  He changed his path and pursued Business Management. Scott possesses certifications as a Master Safety Trainer, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, MSHA, FRA, Safety, ISO 9001 and 14001 auditor as well as Hazardous Material Certification.  Scott brings great enthusiasm to our organization and the ability to enhance SCI’s safety culture, allowing SCI to pursue prospective business we have not approached in the past.  Scott also has a substantial and diverse background in training, which will allow SCI as a whole to standardize our processes, utilize best practices, and increase employee safety making SCI more successful.

Scott with ABC Safety Award


*Excerpts taken directly from ABC’s definition on their website.


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