STEP Safety
Management System

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 Safety
Excellence 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

ABC’s Safety Performance Report

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Read ABC’s 2024 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 83%, making the best-performing companies nearly seven times safer than the industry average.

Safety Training

ABC offers a variety of safety training opportunities through its 67 Chapters nationwide. Locate an ABC chapter!

On-Demand STEP Webinar

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].

Safety News
  • Understand Individual Reponses to Heat To Protect Mental Health and Improve Physical Safety

    The human body has limitations when dealing with extreme temperatures. We are all affected by heat differently. Just because you are OK does not mean that everyone is OK. If you are feeling symptomatic, speak up for yourself and others who might also be impacted but not realize it or lack the courage to speak up. Together, we can prevent heat injury and illness.

  • ABC Opposes OSHA’s Worker Walkaround Final Rule

    On March 29, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced its Worker Walkaround Representative Designation Process final rule, which allows employees to choose a third-party representative, such as an outside union representative or community organizer, to accompany an OSHA safety inspector into nonunion workplaces during site inspections. This final rule is effective on May 31, 2024. ABC will offer a webinar on Tuesday, April 9 at 2 p.m. ET about the final rule. Register now!

  • Register for OSHA’s Webinar on Electronically Submitting Injury and Illness Data

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is hosting a webinar on electronically submitting workplace injury and illness data using the Injury Tracking Application on Feb. 7 from 1-2 p.m. ET. Registration is free.

  • Construction Specifications Institute Seeks New Members of MasterFormat Task Team—Apply by Jan. 30

    The Construction Specifications Institute is looking for new members on its MasterFormat Task Team—a group of eight specification, architecture, engineering, construction and owner professionals selected to serve the industry by investing time, expertise and effort in the updating and maintenance of the MasterFormat classification standard. The deadline to apply is Jan. 30.

  • ABC Submits Additional Comments on OSHA’s Potential Standard for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention

    In December 2023, ABC submitted comments as a steering committee member of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition and the Coalition for Workplace Safety in response to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s potential standard for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings following its review of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel materials and the SBAR Panel’s final report.

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Contact ABC's Safety Department at:

Joe Xavier
Senior Director, Health and Safety
[email protected]
(202) 905-2103

Aaron Braun
Manager of Health and Safety Programs and Initiatives
[email protected]
(202) 595-1855