Measure your performance on key components. Strengthen and expand best practices. Build your safety culture.

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. Participating ABC member firms measure their safety processes and policies on 25 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents.


Every ABC member wants to send its workers home safely every night. Take the first step towards achieving world-class safety by participating in STEP, whether you are beginning your safety journey or continuing to strengthen your performance.

Getting started with STEP is free, and it can help you lower your workers compensation insurance rates.

Commercial and industrial contractors as well as suppliers who want to make a commitment to achieving world-class safety performance who perform work in the following NAICS codes.

Commercial and Industrial Contractors Include
Construction of Buildings

Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

Specialty Trade Contractors

Participating companies score their level of achievement for each component on a weighted point scale and document their incident rates (TRIR). Companies receive a recognition level of Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze or Participant based on this data.

current level of safety performance and begin the journey to world-class safety.

safety performance year after year.

specific best practices to transform your organizations safety culture.

safety performance with peers in the industry.

company and workers by equipping them for safety success.

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