The STEP Program is open to any ABC Contractor and participating provides you an opportunity to measure your safety program’s progress using the 20 key components self-evaluation, identify areas of improvement and benchmark your performance with fellow ABC Members.  There are 6 levels of STEP Achievement:  Participant, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond.  There is no fee for STEP involvement at the Participant, Bronze, Silver or Gold level.  There is a fee of $235 for Platinum and $435 for Diamond.

If you have any questions on the application or process, please call Ed Capodanno in the ABC office at (302) 328-1111 or
We strongly encourage all ABC Contractors to participate in this important Safety award program. ABC Delaware Deadline for Applications March 10, 2017

ABC National Safety Training and Evaluation Process Awards or STEP Awards
Merit Based Safety Recognition for the Merit Shop! 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. There is no charge for this service (unless you are applying for STEP Diamond or Platinum), and your responses are strictly confidential.The STEP application is a self assessment tool designed to assist companies in evaluating their safety program.  It was created in 1989 and brings great value to your company's safety program and can be used as a valuable business development tool.

STEP - Merit Based SAfety Recognition for the Merit Shop!

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

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Why Join?
  • 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 lagging indicator safety performance data with leading indicator use and 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
  • Gateway to Accredited Quality Contractor recognition
  • STEP Diamond and Platinum recipients 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.

ABC contractors present STEP awards for company safety

STEP safety awards
This year,  there are 39 ABC Delaware companies presented STEP awards, the ABC National Safety Training and Evaluation Process Awards.

The STEP award program provides an organized approach to analyze and further develop a company's safety and loss prevention program and provides a vital, objective method to measure safety program improvements. STEP award certificates are given for bronze, silver, gold, platinum and diamond.

Silver Award Winners

Bausum and Duckett Electric
Erco Ceilings & Interiors
Kencor Elevator

Gold Award Winners

Commonwealth Fire Protection Continental Electric
Drywall Inc. GGA Construction
Harry Caswell J. F. Sobieski Mechanical
Nowland Associates RC Fabricators
R. S. Widdoes & Son Ralph G. Degli Obizzi & Sons
Wohlsen Construction Worth & Company

Platinum Award Winners

Alliance Electric Bancroft Construction
Custom Iron Shop Delaware Elevator
EDIS Company ENERG Test
Farrell Roofing George & Lynch
GFP Cement Master Interiors
The Tri-M Group

Diamond Award Winners

Color Works Painting County Group
DiSabatino Construction Eastern Industrial Services
G Build Construction Mangers M. Davis & Sons
Nickle Electrical Companies Pearce and Moretto
SC&A Construction Service Unlimited
Spacecon Wayman Fire Protection

National Safety Excellence awards

Each year, ABC National awards National Safety Excellence awards that recognize companies who exhibit a continued commitment to job site safety and whose safety performance and programs are judged to be exemplary by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Committee. Awards are based on data submitted via STEP applications, essay questions and video interviews with company owners. Award categories are based on a company's total work-hours per calendar year. We are pleased to announce that two ABC Delaware members were presented with this award at our recent National WorkForce Development conference in February.

ColorWorks Painting, Travis Histed and Wayman Fire Protection, Alisha Bryson and Trip Wayman are congratulated by ABC Delaware Chairman Steve Lex on their awards.



Associated Builders and Contractors
(ABC) is a national association that advances and defends the principles ofthe merit shop in the construction industry and provides its memberwith an opportunity to succeed.
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