O┬'Neal Recognized for Safety Program

O'Neal Recognized for Safety Program

O┬'Neal received the platinum-level safety award for their safety program. This award was presented by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of the Carolinas.

Established in 1989, ABC┬'s Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards program recognizes construction companies across the country for their achievements in safety training and self-evaluation, including ongoing efforts to develop quality safety programs.

┬"Safety is a core value at O┬'Neal as our people are our most valuable asset,┬" said Kevin Bean, O┬'Neal President and CEO. ┬"We invest in our safety programs and the ABC STEP Platinum recognition is a validation of our efforts and commitment to providing safe working environments for our employees, subcontractors and clients.┬"

O┬'Neal was presented with their STEP Award by Cherie Berry, North Carolina Department of Labor; and Richele Taylor, South Carolina Department of Labor.

All employees, subcontractors, and team members are trained and mentored in safety and are expected to perform their job in a safe manner in accordance with the practices and procedures outlined in O'Neal's Safety and Health Program. Additionally, O┬'Neal implements a mandatory OSHA 10 training program for all employees to increase awareness of safety and best practices. This safety program aims to achieve a safe workplace with proper planning, orientation, training, oversight and documentation.

O┬'Neal accepted this award at the ABC of the Carolinas┬' 7th Annual Safety Conference on September 9 in Concord, N.C.