Become a partner

ACES (Assessment of Contractor Safety) is working with several general contractors in the greater Boston area. 

We welcome the opportunity to work with new industry partners. For more information or to become a partner, please use our contact form, and we’ll be in touch.

Why partner with ACES?

Owners and GCs

Choosing contractors with a strong safety orientation can make a big difference in a construction project’s overall safety performance and project success. Protecting workers and the associated costs of safety lapses is a priority for all.

ACES’ procedure aims to capture a contractor’s attitudes, perceptions, and competencies regarding safety. We are testing the idea that contractors with better overall pre-qualification assessment metrics have better safety performance outcomes.

Assist us in conducting this important evaluation by partnering with us and helping us access subcontractors on your sites. For more information or to become a partner, please use our contact form, and we’ll be in touch.

Contractor companies/subcontractors

Your participation will make a big contribution to the health and safety of construction workers. Owners, general contractors, municipalities, and state agencies are focusing on safety during the pre-qualification process. Participating in our project will also help your company identify opportunities to improve your overall safety program.

For more information or to become a partner, please use our contact form, and we’ll be in touch.

ACES process and time on site

Initial process

Introductions: 1 – 6 hours
Introduce study team/staff to subcontractors/workers

Pre-qualification procedure data collection: 1 hour from the subcontractor manager (includes introductions, an informed consent procedure, and data collection)
Collect information from highest-level subcontractor representative based on site (e.g., general foreman or super)

Evaluation process

Initial worker surveys: 15 minutes during coffee or lunch break
Safety climate assessment / ACES procedure evaluation; workers get $10 gift card for completing survey

Follow-up worker surveys: 15 minutes during coffee or lunch break
“Snapshot” of worker safety climate on site 2 months after initial survey and 4 months after initial survey; workers get a $10 gift card after each follow-up survey

For more information, to become a partner, or receive updates and announcements, please use our contact form, and we’ll be in touch.