Throughout Safety Week 2017, May 1-5, ABC, its members and other industry organizations came together to highlight the importance of safety on construction jobsites . On May 12, during the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) National Safety Stand-Down , construction jobsites in Washington, D.C., stopped work at midday so that workers could make their way to a special safety event. The event, which was organized by ABC member Skanska and sponsored by ABC, featured an address from OSHA’s Directorate of Construction Dean McKenzie, equipment demonstrations and exhibits, a stretch and flex exercise, subcontractor safety awards and lunch. As leaders in the construction industry, we have the opportunity to share the message that world-class safety performance can be achieved when every leader makes an uncompromising commitment to safety. Our industry does not have to wait for Safety Week to start a conversation about safety. The evidence is clear: contractors that participate in ABC’s contractor-designed Safety Training Performance Process (STEP) are safer than the industry average. Challenge others to participate in STEP and evaluate their own safety processes and compare them to industry-best safety and loss prevention programs today.