December 16, 2020
Western Pennsylvania Company Receive Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence
The award honors employers who have achieved the highest standards of workplace safety
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) today announced the Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence has been presented virtually to ABMECH Acquisitions LLC in Allegheny County, highlighting the importance of workplace safety committees.
“Labor & Industry is proud to recognize ABMECH Acquisitions for their impeccable and impressive safety records,” said L&I Deputy Secretary for Compensation and Insurance Scott Weiant. “Their commitment to keeping their workers safe and injury-free should serve as an example to all businesses across the commonwealth.” All Pennsylvania employers are eligible for the Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence. Information and criteria used to determine finalists include workplace injuries/illnesses versus industry standards; and innovation and strategic development of safety policy and approaches.
ABMECH Acquisitions in Allegheny County provides state-of-the-art hazardous materials remediation to customers in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia. The company has gone six years, or 501,015 hours, without a lost-time incident. The Homestead-based company, which has 25 employees, maintains its stellar safety record with daily inspections that address site-specific safety concerns such as high winds and/or hazardous traffic conditions.
Each job site also includes customized site safety plans, first aid kits, and Safety Data Sheets. Employees have access to handy on-site binders, including all safety policies, procedures, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements, for reference when and where needed.
“The Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence is recognition of our entire team and the effort they put forth daily,” said ABMECH’s Chief Operating Officer James Smith. “ABMECH has invested in building a safe work environment for our employees, customers, other trades we work with, as well as for the general public.”
“We have built a company culture around safety; which we emphasize as our company value, not just a priority on our job sites. We strive for continual improvement of our safety program, and we are proud to accept this award from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” added Mr. Smith.
More than 12,797 state-certified workplace safety committees have been established since March 1994, protecting more than 1.5 million workers. Additionally, employers with certified workplace safety committees have saved more than $800 million in workers’ compensation premiums. These savings in insurance costs are due solely to the five percent premium discount provided to businesses that have these committees.
For more information on making Pennsylvania workplaces safer, visit www.dli.pa.gov, and click on “Workers’ Compensation Services.”
MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah DeSantis, L&I, email@example.com
Pittsburgh Business Times
ABMECH Acquisitions, LLC
ABMECH ACQUISITIONS, LLC NOW UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP – ABMECH Acquisitions, LLC, formerly known as Abmech, Inc. introduced Joseph “Bud” Norton and Ben Ditson, President and C.O.O. at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Svcs. as the company’s new ownership group. With 2018 marking its 30th year in business, ABMECH Acquisitions, LLC continues to provide state-of-the-art asbestos, lead and mold abatement, industrial & commercial thermal insulation, and demolition/surface prep to customers in PA, WV, OH, MD and VA. The company will continue to operate out of the same location and employ the same professional, courteous, customer-focused staff. James Smith, C.O.O. at ABMECH Acquisitions, LLC noted “We’re thrilled about the wealth of industry experience, leadership and fresh ideas that Bud and Ben bring to the company. Our goal is to provide our clients the same quality service and dedication to safety they have come to expect from the ABMECH Acquisitions, LLC name. We look forward to continuing to serve the Pittsburgh area.”
Pittsburgh Business Times
April 30, 2018
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