How to Apply

Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP)

Safety is a Core Value—Build Upon it with STEP 

Established in 1989 by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Committee, the Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) program was developed and written by contractors, for contractors both large and small. There is no charge for this service (unless you are applying for STEP Diamond or Platinum), and your responses are strictly confidential.

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Through STEP You Will Be Able To: 
•    Analyze and develop safety and loss prevention programs
•    Form a 20-point guide, based on the Key Component System, to start, update, or audit a company-wide safety program.
•    Incorporate lagging indicator safety performance data with leading indicator use and self-assessment requirements to give complete and wide-ranging report on the entire nature of your safety program.
•    Gain recognition for ABC members at both a National and chapter level, with various recognition events held throughout the year.STEP Diamond and Platinum recipients are also eligible for ABC National Safety Excellence Award and Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) – CISE award.

2013 STEP data shows STEP participants beat BLS national averages in all lagging indicator performance metrics, leading to participant benefits in the pre-bid/bid process and when negotiating insurance rates.

STEP Requirements Chart

REQUIREMENTS Diamond Platinum Gold  Silver/Bronze/Participant
Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) 50% Below NAICS Code average* 25% below NAICS code average** At or below NAICS code average*** N/A
Experience Modification Rate (EMR) 0.7 (0.8 < 100 employees)  0.8 (0.9 < 100 employees) N/A N/A
OSHA Form 300 & 300 A Previous 3 Years Previous year Previous year 300A Previous year 300A
Column 0 Value  Column 1 value Column 2 value Column 3 value Column 4 value
Fatalities  None resulting in OSHA citations for the last 3 years None resulting in OSHA citations for the last 3 years N/A N/A
Application Fee  $435 $235 $0 $0


*must be within the last 3 years; companies < 100 employees may use a 3-year average. Companies <50 employees may use a 5-year average
**must be within the last year; companies <100 employees may use a 3-year average. Companies <50 employees may use a 5-year average
*** Companies <100 employees may use a 3-year average. Companies <50 employees may use a 5-year average