Date: Friday, January 29, 2016
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Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Chris Williams, Director of Safety, ABC National 
Category: AQC  
Big changes have been made to the 2016 STEP application process with the addition of a new and improved online application portal—now learn how to use and maximize the value of both the STEP application and safety improvement process! Designed for all ABC members, this webinar will walk attendees through the new online STEP application and display new features such as the auto-save function (members can save their work and come back later to complete the application) and instantaneous STEP level notification. Attendees will also learn about how STEP and the 20 Key Components of a World-Class Safety Program self-assessment can be used to guide companies on their journey towards safety excellence.

  • Explain the 2016 STEP process and online application
  • Display how the new features of the online application work
  • Teach STEP participants how to use STEP and ABC National and Chapter resources to improve their overall safety program and performance
PowerPoint Presentation(PDF)

 Chris Williams, Director of Safety for Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., plays a vital role in helping to shape ABC’s policies on safety training and performance, developing safety resources for ABC members and representing the association on numerous safety and standards-writing committees.  A resident of Centreville, Virginia, Chris is the son of a home builder and commercial general contractor and has been in construction most of his life, witnessing firsthand the importance of implementing effective safety and health practices—and the consequences of unsafe behavior. His focus is on developing safety cultures where every employee takes responsibility for not only their own safety, but for those around them, and whose leaders believe in and reinforce the expectation that every disrupted life via a jobsite incident is preventable.

Chris earned his Certified Association Executive designation in 2009 and his NCCER Master Trainer designation in 2013. He spends his spare time teaching his young daughter about safety around the home and attempting to disentangle himself from her little finger, as well as attempting to play golf, albeit poorly.