HOUSTON, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated Electrical Services, (www.ies-co.com) (Nasdaq: IESC), a leading national provider of electrical and communications systems and services for the commercial, industrial and residential markets, today announced that its division with operations in Baton Rouge, La., and Greenville, S.C., has received the Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Platinum Award for 2010 through Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), Pelican Chapter. Only three percent of ABC member companies are recognized at the platinum level.
Established in 1989, the STEP program is an organized approach for analyzing and developing safety and loss prevention programs. Developed and written by contractors for contractors, the program incorporates both Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) required safety data and self-assessment requirements to give a full, wide-ranging report on the entire nature of a company's safety program.
"The safety performance and incident rates for IES are consistently well below the national average for electrical contractors, and this award is further recognition that we have developed an outstanding safety and loss prevention program," said Michael Caliel, president and chief executive officer of IES. "We are extremely proud of our safety culture at IES, and this award serves as a great reminder that we must continually improve our programs and work processes to attain excellence in safety and quality for our contractors and customers."
The year 2010 was the 17th consecutive year that this IES division has been recognized by ABC with an award for its safety programs and record.
IES is a leading national provider of electrical and communications contracting solutions for the commercial, industrial and residential markets. From office buildings to wind farms to housing developments, IES designs, builds and maintains electrical and communications systems for a diverse array of customers, projects and locations. For more information about IES, please visit www.ies-co.com.
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SOURCE Integrated Electrical Services