PORTLAND, Maine – ABM Mechanical Inc. of Bangor, Maine, was recently honored with an award for exceptional on-the-job safety performance during The Memic Group’s Annual Meeting of Policyholders. Only eight employers, out of more than 21,000 Memic policyholders across the country, received a 2019 award for workplace safety from the workers’ compensation insurance specialist.
ABM Mechanical was founded by Albert Allen, William Brown, and Michael McHugh in 1995, and it became a 100-percent employee-owned company in 2016.
“You lead by example,” said Michael McHugh, concerning safety. “How can you expect your employees to do it every week if you can’t do it yourself?”
“Management is committed to workplace safety and health,” said Memic Safety Management Consultant Hartley Webb. “They have strong employee involvement and they have a very strong injury management program.”
Webb noted ABM Mechanical’s proven safety record stands at an exceptionally low experience modifier of less than 0.67 for the last five years.
“When we tell general contractors that are new to us about our low experience mod, they don’t believe us,” said William Brown. “The most important thing is that everybody goes home at night without an injury.”