STEP

Questions

Please call ABC's Safety Department at (703) 812-2024 or email us at step@abc.org if you have further questions about the STEP application process--we're here to help! 
Application    

The STEP application process is online! To apply for STEP, please click here to complete the online application.

STEP Applications are accepted until Dec. 15th. In order to receive your award at your Chapter's event, please apply by your local chapter's deadline. 

For more information about the STEP program and ABC safety resources, please visit www.abc.org/safety

For information regarding the online STEP Application, please read our STEP FAQ.

ABC - Virginia's STEP Application's deadline is Monday, May 8, 2017. 

If you wish to apply using the paper application, you may download here and submit via your local ABC Chapter. Please note that, for all paper applications, there is a $35 application processing fee (waived for STEP Diamond and Platinum applicants).
2016 STEP Winners 

STEP AWARD WINNERS


Merit Based Safety Recognition for the Merit Shop

The Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) is an organized approach for analyzing and developing safety and loss prevention programs. The key component system forms a 20 point guide to starting, updating or auditing a company-wide safety program. It incorporates both OSHA required safety data with self-assessment requirements to give a full, wide ranging report on the entire nature of a company’s safety program and is designed to benefit both large and small contractors alike.

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WHY JOIN?

SAFETY IS PRIORITY - WITH STEP, YOU CAN IMPROVE IT
  • Organized approach for analyzing and developing safety and loss prevention programs.
  • The Key Component system forms a 20 point guide to starting, updating or auditing a company-wide safety program.
  • Incorporates both OSHA required safety data with self-assessment requirements to give a full, wide ranging report on the entire nature of a company's Safety Program.
  • Designed to benefit both large and small contractors alike.
  • Recognition for ABC members at both National and Chapter level, with various recognition events held throughout the year.
  • Can also lead National Safety Excellence Awards and Accredited Quality Contractor recognition.
  • 2016 STEP data shows STEP participants beat BLS national averages in a number of areas, leading to benefits both when bidding for business and negotiating insurance rates.

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 & 300A Previous 3 years Previous year  Previous year 300A  Previous year 300A
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
20 Key Components Meets the minimum score Meets the minimum score  Meets the minimum score  Meets the minimum score
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