STEP is an industry-leading safety management system that dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work.
The 2023 STEP application closes Dec. 15, 2023. Chapter deadlines are different from this deadline, so please check with your chapter on its deadline to guarantee inclusion in your ABC chapter’s safety awards.
ABC National SafetyExcellence Awards
Through participation in the ABC National Safety Excellence Awards and the Construction Users Round Table, ABC is proud to recognize companies that continually strive to maintain industry-leading safety training programs. Learn more about the ABC National Safety Excellence Awards.
To learn more about the CURT-CISE awards, please visit the CURT website at curt.org.
ABC’s Safety Performance Report
Read ABC’s 2023 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%, making the best-performing companies nearly seven times safer than the industry average.
ABC offers a variety of safety training opportunities through its 68 chapters nationwide. Locate an ABC chapter!
On-Demand STEP Webinars
ABC Safety Academy
C-suite leaders: Measure, strengthen and build your safety program with ABC’s two-day Safety Academy! This program brings the STEP Safety Management System to life with executive-level education and peer-to-peer discussions around building your company’s health and safety culture. You will leave with a deep understanding of the impact of leadership on achieving zero-incident jobsites and a transformation plan tailored to your company’s unique needs. For more information, reach out to your local chapter or contact [email protected].
The key components of the STEP Safety Management System work synergistically to build an effective safety culture. Explore how responsibilities, resources and rules can help you build better relationships and open lines of communication to improve employee safety and company profitability.
Identifying ways to support your workforce is one of the first, simplest steps to improve safety across your company. The industry is rapidly changing, and there are new technology and tools to make everyone safer. Top-performing contractors now utilize software and apps to review safety performance at the touch of a button.
On Oct. 16, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an extension of the comment period for its Worker Walkaround Representative Designation Process proposed rule, which would allow an employee to choose a third-party representative, such as an outside union representative, to accompany an OSHA inspector into nonunion facilities. OSHA extended the comment period from Oct. 30 to Nov. 13. On Sept. 21, ABC, as a steering committee member of the Coalition for Workplace Safety, wrote to OSHA requesting a 60-day extension. ABC will submit comments in opposition to the rule and ABC members are also encouraged to submit comments on regulations.gov.
On Sept. 26, ABC, as a steering committee member of the Coalition for Workplace Safety, and 40 other employer organizations sent a letter to the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections calling out the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for its Worker Walkaround Representative Designation Process proposed rulemaking and the politicization of the agency that the rulemaking exemplifies. The proposed rule would allow an employee to choose a third-party representative, such as an outside union representative, to accompany an OSHA inspector into nonunion facilities.
Contact ABC's Safety Department at:
Senior Director, Health and Safety
Manager of Health and Safety Programs and Initiatives