The Importance of Safety

W. Rogers Company places a premium on safety and devotes extensive resources to its award-winning Safety Program. Their revolutionary Safety Program is part of the Company's long-term vision of success, "…we want to be the contractor sought by owners and designers as their preferred construction partner." For a company always on the forefront of industry trends, it is critical for our safety program to be at the same level.

A full-time Safety Director is responsible for weekly on-site briefings and visiting each jobsite to ensure requirements are being met or exceeded. The Company also formed a Safety Committee to constantly evaluate and improve our safety program. The safety program places a high value on employee recognition and safety-part of the organizational culture of the Company. Cultivating employees who are experts in the business and leaders of safe work practices has allowed the Company to lead the field among primary competitors.

It is the policy of W. Rogers Company that all reasonable measures are taken to identify, correct or eliminate any potential hazardous condition. This is the responsibility of all employees of W. Rogers Company. Safety is included in every job description and is an important part of job performance at W. Rogers Company.

ABCSTEP Program—Safety Training and Evaluation Process
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

ABC's STEP program recognizes the efforts of ABC members that strive to achieve effective safety practices at their firms and provides contractors with a tool to objectively evaluate their safety programs, policies, procedures and training.

The benefits of the program include an organized approach for analyzing and developing safety and loss prevention programs; a valid, objective method for measuring safety program improvements; and safety program performance recognition useful in business development.

W. Rogers Company's Recognition from the ABC STEP Program

W. Rogers Company has participated in ABC's Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) program since its inception in 2001. We have been honored with an annual STEP award certificate by ABC's National Safety Committee for making safety improvements each year.

Silver Level: 2001
Gold Level: 2002, 2009
Platinum Level: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

AGCCHASE Program-Construction Health and Safety Excellence
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)

In 2003, the Kentucky Chapter of AGC worked with the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program to develop safety criteria for construction companies. The partnership program is called CHASE. The purpose of the CHASE Program is to offer participants a "volunteer program in order to develop a safer worksite." It agreed on the need to develop a working relationship that creates mutual trust and respect for the roles of each organization in the construction safety process.

There are three levels of the CHASE program: red, white and blue. The Construction Partnership Program (in the Kentucky Department of Labor) verifies those companies ready for the blue level, which is the highest level of achievement.

W. Rogers Company's Recognition from the AGC CHASE Program

Requirements are steep for participants to be eligible for annual recognition and award. In 2007, W. Rogers Company was the only general contractor to receive the prestigious Blue Level Award at the AGC of Kentucky's 17th Annual Build Kentucky Awards program. This is an honor that very few in the industry as general contractors have attained.

Red Level: 2008
White Level: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011
Blue Level: 2007, 2012

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