In March of 2016 & 2017, SDV was named the winner of the Associated Builders and Contractors National Safety Pinnacle Award & National Safety Award of Excellence. “SDV Construction’s safety record demonstrates how a company-wide commitment to safety as a core value can deliver worldclass results,” said ABC National Chair David Chapin. “SDV Construction’s safety record shows that in a culture that emphasizes safety and caring for its people, every incident is preventable and we can help drive the construction industry toward zero-incident jobsites. Our ultimate goal is that every employee returns home in the same--or better--condition in which they arrived.”

SDV Construction, Inc. is committed to the safety and health of its employees. SDV places safety and health above all else and involves all employees at every level in establishing, implementing, and evaluating its safety efforts. SDV's Safety Plan is required reading for all employees and subcontractors prior to starting any work under contract.  Subcontractors are contractually obligated to comply with the SDV Safety Plan. We update the company Safety Plan on a regular basis to incorporate industry "best practices" and to keep it vital and relevant. We are very proud of our safety record and believe it is indicative of the high standards of our company. 

SDV is a participant in the New Mexico OSHA CLAS (Construction Leaders Agreement for Safety) which is collaboration between the State OSHA office and the construction industry.

SDV participates in the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) STEP (Safety Training Evaluation Process) annually and has received the highest award for its safety program, the ABC Diamond STEP Award, for each of the past seven years. The following is a summary of SDV Construction's outstanding safety performance.

Year Injuries EMR Safety Awards
2017 1.0 0.76 ABC Diamond STEP Award
2016 0.0 0.75 ABC Diamond STEP Award
2015 0.0 0.76 ABC Diamond STEP Award
2014 0.0 0.79 ABC Diamond STEP Award
2013 2.0 0.82 ABC Diamond STEP Award
2012 0.0 0.86 ABC Diamond STEP Award
2011 0.0 0.86 ABC Diamond STEP Award


SDV developed and implemented an app for smart phones and tablets specifically for safety walks and inspections for field personnel.