Contact ABC's Safety Department at:

Joe Xavier
Senior Director, Health and Safety
[email protected]

Aaron Braun
Manager of Health and Safety Programs and Initiatives
[email protected]

Safety Deadlines

The 2023 STEP application closes December 15, 2023. Chapter deadlines are different from this deadline, so please check with your local chapter on their deadline to guarantee inclusion in your local ABC chapter's safety awards.

2023 National Safety Excellence Award
The application for the 2023 National Safety Excellence Award will close 5pm ET on August 25, 2023.


step Safety Management system   

Founded in 1989 as a safety benchmarking and improvement tool, STEP has evolved into a world-class safety management system that dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work.
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National Safety Excellence Awards   

Through participation in the ABC National Safety Excellence Awards (NSEA) and the Construction Users Round Table (CURT), ABC is proud to recognize companies who continually strive to maintain world-class safety training programs.

Learn more about the ABC National Safety Excellence Awards here.

To learn more about the CURT-CISE awards, please visit the CURT website at


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 percent, making the best-performing companies 688 percent safer than the industry average.
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Safety Training   

ABC offers a variety of safety training opportunities through its 68 Chapters nationwide.

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Safety News

    Celebrating 30 Years of Accredited Quality Contractors: 10 Companies Have Been Members Since 1993

    This year marks three decades of the Accredited Quality Contractors program, and 10 ABC members have participated in the program for all 30 years of its existence.

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    Proactive Planning for Project Safety—Now and in an Emergency

    Some would say safety is common sense, others know it’s about relationships and intentional planning, equipping and supporting. When safety isn’t integrated with full communication from the beginning, the workforce could be put at higher risk if time, logistics and budgets are stretched too thin. Incorporate pre-planning for safety in every aspect of the job to ensure your team returns home safely at the end of every shift.

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    OSHA to Hold Online NACOSH Heat Work Group Meeting on April 27

    On April 27, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a virtual meeting of its National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Heat Work Group from 2 to 4 p.m. ET. The public can register to attend the meeting. OSHA is not accepting comments or requests to speak. Participants from the public will be in listen-only mode.

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    Customize Supervisor and Employee Training for an Effective Health and Safety Program

    Safety training, education and professional development are all critical to a top-performing company. These investments can powerfully shape culture, reinforce expectations, provide valuable feedback and equip the workforce to meet or exceed expectations. When people are engaged and equipped in a way that is meaningful to them, they will choose to work safely because they want to. And they will continue to do so if they are supported with proper planning and resources. This creates a strong and effective health and safety culture.

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