Established in 1989, the Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) serves as a benchmarking and improvement tool
for achieving world-class safety performance in construction. Members measure their safety processes and policies on the 20 Key Components through a detailed questionnaire and learn to implement or enhance safety programs. 

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ABC offers a variety of safety training opportunities through its 70 chapters nationwide.

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ABC’s groundbreaking Safety Performance Report is an annual analysis of STEP
participant data that documents the dramatic impact of using proactive safety
practices to reduce recordable incidents, making the best-performing companies 770
percent safer than the industry average. 

2017 Safety Performance Report
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

Contact ABC's Safety Department at:

(202) 595-1855   


Safety Deadlines

Chapter deadlines for submission of STEP applications can be found here. As a reminder, STEP applications are accepted year-round; deadlines are to guarantee inclusion in your local ABC chapter's safety awards.

2015 National Safety Excellence Award
Winners of the 2015 ABC National Safety Excellence Awards have been selected and will be announced during the 26th annual Excellence In Construction Awards Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. as part of ABC's Workforce Week. To register for the event, please click here.

A complete listing of all 2014 National Safety Merit, Excellence & Pinnacle Award winners can be found here.