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Founded in 1989 as a safety benchmarking and improvement tool, STEP has evolved into a world-class safety management system that dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work.

“STEP is a great tool for measuring our safety performance against the best of the best. We use it to make sure we are keeping up with the most current safety techniques. Nearly every advancement we have made in the area of safety has been because of our participation in the STEP process.”

—David Chapin

Willmar Electric Service
2016 ABC Chair

STEP Improves Safety

What if your company could be

680% SAFER

than the industry average?

STEP
Participant

STEP
Platinum

STEP
Diamond

Percent reduction in BLS average TRIR
Percent safer than BLS average

Total Recordable Incident Rate: STEP vs. the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Industry Average

What if your company could be

680% SAFER

than the industry average?

 Est.

1989

Founded in 1989 as a safety benchmarking and improvement tool, STEP has evolved into a world-class safety management system that demonstrates safety leadership and cultural transformation to clients. Participating ABC member firms measure their safety processes and policies on 24 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents.

WHY Participate?

Every ABC member wants to send its workers home safely every night. Take the first step towards achieving world-class safety by participating in STEP, whether you are beginning your safety journey or continuing to strengthen your performance.

 

Getting started with STEP is free, and it can help you lower your workers compensation insurance rates.

Leadership Commitment to World-class Safety

World-class Safety System Process Introduced and Deployed

Current Safety

Performance

Cultural Transformation

and Commitment
to World-class Safety

World-class

Safety

STEP Improves Performance

Read ABC’s 2019 Safety Performance Report to understand the impact of STEP participation on safety performance. Packed with infographics and practical takeaways, the report documents the dramatic impact of using proactive safety practices to reduce recordable incidents by up to 85 percent, making the best-performing companies 680 percent safer than the industry average.

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WHO Should Participate?

Commercial and industrial contractors as well as suppliers who want to make a commitment to achieving world-class safety performance who perform work in the following NAICS codes

Commercial and industrial contractors:

236

NAICS

237

NAICS

238

NAICS

Suppliers:

 

423390

Other Construction Merchant Material Wholesalers

NAICS

327320

Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing

NAICS

423320

Brick, Stone, and Related Construction Material Merchant Wholesalers

541380

Testing
Laboratories

423310

Lumber, Plywood,
Millwork, and Wood Panel Merchant Wholesalers

423510

Metal Service Centers
and Other Metal
Merchant Wholesalers

NAICS

NAICS

NAICS

NAICS

Construction of buildings

heavy and civil
engineering construction

specialty trade contractors

HOW STEP Works

Participating companies score their level of achievement for each component on a weighted point scale and document their incident rates (TRIR and EMR). Companies receive a recognition level of Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze or Participant based on this data.

Evaluate

your current level of safety performance and begin the journey to world-class safety.

Track

your safety performance year after year.

Implement

proven, specific best practices to transform your organization’s safety culture.

Benchmark

your safety performance with peers in the industry.

Be a leader

in equipping your company and workers for safety success.

STEP Qualifications

Requirements

STEP Diamond

STEP Platinum

STEP Gold

STEP Silver

STEP Bronze

STEP Participant

Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR)

50% below NAICS code average*

25% below NAICS code average**

At or below NAICS code average***

No greater than 25 percent higher than the national BLS average

No greater than 50 percent higher than the national BLS average

N/A

Experience Modification Rate (EMR)

0.7 (0.8 < 100 employees)

0.8 (0.9 < 100 employees)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

OSHA Form 300 & 300A

Previous 3 years

Previous year

Previous year 300A

Previous year 300A

Previous year 300A

Previous year 300A

Fatalities

 

None resulting in OSHA citations for the last 3 years

None resulting in OSHA citations for the last 3 years

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

20 Key Components

Meets the minimum score

Meets the minimum score

Meets the minimum score

Meets the minimum score

Meets the minimum score

N/A

Application Fee

$435

$235

FREE

FREE

FREE

FREE

*must be within the last 3 years; companies < 100 employees may use a 3-year average. Companies <50 employees may use a 5-year average

**must be within the last year; companies <100 employees may use a 3-year average. Companies <50 employees may use a 5-year average

*** Companies <100 employees may use a 3-year average. Companies <50 employees may use a 5-year average

STEP applications are
accepted until Dec. 15.

 

Safety Training

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STEP Diamond and Platinum recipients are eligible for the ABC National Safety Excellence Award and Construction Users Roundtable Construction Industry Safety Excellence Award.

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If you have achieved STEP Gold, Platinum or Diamond, you are eligible for ABC’s Accredited Quality Contractor program.

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