Cincinnati, OH – TP Mechanical was recognized for its exemplary safety practices by a national organization of contractors with its highest awards for safety – Safety Employer of the Year – for the Ohio Valley Chapter.
Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) recognized TP Mechanical based on a rigorous criteria, including program improvement, management commitment, employee involvement, proactive measures, near miss reporting, lessons learned, OSHA training, new hire orientation and performance against key safety metrics. The organization also considers training that goes beyond industry standards and stands out among its peers.
The National ABC selection panel, which selected TP Mechanical as Safety Employer of the Year, said the company’s employee involvement and the commitment from upper management was an important factor in its decision.
“Safety first, always first, is our number one core value,” said Scott Teepe Sr., Chairman of TP Mechanical. “We go above and beyond to ensure a safe work environment for our employees and the contractors we share the job site with.”
In addition to the employer of the year award, TP Mechanical also earned First Place in its category – Level V, contractors with more than 500,000 annual work hours. And this is the 12th year in a row that TP Mechanical has earned a Platinum Safety certificate. The Platinum award indicates the contractor achieved an incident rate at least 25% below the Bureau of Labor Statistics average for the industry, as well as outperforming other industry standards.
Company president Bill Riddle and Teepe attended the event and accepted the awards at an awards program in January at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
“It’s an honor to be recognized for our commitment to safety, but we don’t do it for the awards. We’ve made safety a part of our culture because it’s the right thing to do – for our business, for our employees and for our customers,” Riddle said.
Safety is a critical part of the TP Mechanical training program, with every employee participating in regular programs. The contractor is also a part of OHSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). It has implemented meticulous safety and health management practices that address hazard prevention and control, worksite analysis, training, management commitment and worker involvement. As a mobile workforce participant in VPP, TP Mechanical voluntarily submits to rigorous evaluations to identify ways that to continue to improve systems.
About Associated Builders & Contractors
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association in the construction industry made up of 72 chapters and representing 22,000 merit-based construction and construction-related firms. The company honors members through its National Safety Excellence Awards each year to recognize companies who continually strive to maintain outstanding safety programs. A national panel reviews applications on behalf of the organization for recognition at the chapter level. For more information, visit www.abc.org.
About TP Mechanical
One of the leading contractors in the Midwest, TP Mechanical delivers end-to-end solutions for piping, plumbing, HVAC/R and fire protection from pre-construction expertise through contracting and fabrication to service and maintenance. The company leverages six decades of experience delivering innovative solutions with excellence. As a relationship-focused organization, the company offers solutions to customers that drive down costs, enhance safety, increase value and deliver speed to occupancy. TP Mechanical has offices in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, and Lexington and Louisville, Ky., to serve commercial businesses across the Midwest. For more information, visit www.tpmechanical.com.