STEP Awards will be presented at the annual Safety Conference.

Registration Now Open:  Friday, 22 February 2019
The Great Wolf Lodge - Concord, NC

SAFETY TRAINING EVALUATION PROCESS

Established in 1989 by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Committee, the Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Program was developed and written by contractors, for contractors. There is no charge for this service (unless you are applying for STEP Diamond or Platinum, or submitting via the paper application), and your responses are strictly confidential.

Save time--apply for STEP online! Get instantaneous results using the new, easier to use application--now you can save your application and come back later to complete! Click here to begin your STEP journey!

Why Join?

Safety is a core value - With STEP, each member has the opportunity to build upon this organized approach for analyzing and developing safety and loss prevention programs.  

The Key Component system forms a 20-point guide to starting, updating or auditing a company-wide safety program Incorporates lagging indicator safety performance data with leading indicator use and self-assessment requirements to give a full, wide ranging report on the entire nature of a company's Safety Program.  

Designed to benefit both large and small contractors alike.

Recognition for ABC members at both National and Chapter level, with various recognition events held throughout the year.

Gateway to Accredited Quality Contractor recognition, STEP Diamond and Platinum recipients are eligible for the ABC National Safety Excellence Award and Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) CISE Award.

STEP data shows participants beat BLS national averages in all lagging indicator performance metrics, leading to participant benefits in the pre-bid/bid process and when negotiating insurance rates.             

WHY & HOW to do STEP.pdf (this is a screen shot of what is looks like to submit a STEP application with helpful hints)

Requirements Diamond Platinum  Gold  Silver/Bronze/Participant
Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) 50% below NAICS code average* 25% below NAICS code average**  At or below NAICS code average***  N/A
Experience Modification Rate (EMR) 0.7 (0.8 < 100 employees) 0.8 (0.9 < 100 employees)  N/A  N/A
OSHA Form 300 & 300A Previous 3 years Previous year  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
20 Key Components Meets the minimum score Meets the minimum score  Meets the minimum score  Meets the minimum score
Application Fee $435 $235  $0  $0


*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

Chapter Office Locations

610 Minuet Lane     Charlotte, NC 28217
704-367-1331

1000 Investment Blvd     Apex, NC 27502
919-267-6428

108-A White Oak Lane     Lexington, SC 29073
803-904-0764



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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.