There are currently three association partnerships:
1.) The Associated General Contractors of Kentucky, Inc. (AGC), administers the CHASE program for the central and eastern part of the state.
2.) The Western Kentucky Construction Association (AGC) administers the CHASE program for the western part of the state.
CHASE stands for Construction Health and Safety Excellence. There are three levels to the CHASE program; red, white and blue.
The Construction Partnership Program verifies those companies ready for the blue level, which is the highest level of achievement. Companies achieving the blue level are exempt from general scheduled compliance inspections for a period of one year.
3.) The Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., administers the STEP platinum incentive program through the Ohio Valley and Kentuckiana chapters. STEP stands for Safety Training and Evaluation Process. There are also different levels of achievement including bronze, silver, gold and platinum.
The Construction Partnership Program verifies companies ready for the Platinum level, which is the highest level of achievement. Companies obtaining Platinum level are exempt from compliance inspections for a period of one year.