Month: April 2023

Bailey-Harris Construction Co., Inc. Achieves World-Class Safety Standards Through Gold Level ABC STEP Program

Auburn, Alabama, April 5Bailey-Harris Construction Co., Inc. announced it has achieved Gold Level in Associated Builders and Contractors’ STEP Safety Management System. Founded more than three decades ago, STEP has evolved into a world-class safety program that dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants, with top-performing Diamond members achieving incident rates 645% safer than the industry average.

“It is our commitment here at Bailey-Harris Construction to initiate and maintain complete accident prevention on every construction site through strict adherence to our safety training program,” said Russell Harris, president of Bailey-Harris. “We believe that everyone from the top down is responsible for the safety and health of those persons in their charge and coworkers around them.”

STEP participants measure their safety processes and policies on key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents. Bailey-Harris is proud to excel in the following areas regarding its comprehensive safety program:

  • Identify unsafe work practices and conditions and suggest appropriate remedies.
  • Conduct health and safety inspections of field operations to identify safety hazards and recommend corrective actions.
  • Review accident/incident/near miss reports. Types of accidents, causes and trends to identify appropriate corrective actions.
  • Obtain and analyze available data on past injuries and illnesses and identify trends and suggest appropriate corrective actions.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of effective health and safety awareness programs.
  • Develop written programs which exceed OSHA health and safety regulations compliance.

“Safety is a journey, and that journey is possible because of systems like STEP, which enables ABC member contractors like Bailey-Harris Construction to have safer and more productive jobsites,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment, and workforce development. “Committing to total human health is essential to ensure the physical and mental health and safety of our workforce, and I commend Bailey-Harris Construction for consistently fulfilling those commitments to raise the bar of safety performance.”

According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, STEP participants, regardless of company size or type of work, can reduce recordable incidents up to 84%, making the best performing companies more than eight times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. Ratings range from Diamond, the highest, to Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Participant.

To learn more about the STEP program, visit

About Bailey-Harris Construction: Bailey-Harris Construction Company is a leading industrial and commercial contracting firm based in Auburn, Alabama servicing the southeastern United States since 1979.  Specializing in the design and construction of industrial, commercial, educational, municipal, financial, healthcare, religious and specialty facilities, the firm currently represents its client base in over $200 million of construction programs.  Bailey-Harris is located at 1600 Bailey Harris Drive, Auburn, AL 36830 with an additional office located in Huntsville.  Phone 334.821.0807

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