2019 STEP applications now available
It's time for the 2019 ABC National STEP application process. The Safety Training and Evaluation Process award program provides an organized approach to analyze and further develop your company's safety and loss prevention program and provides a vital, objective method to measure safety program improvements. Our goal this year at ABC Delaware is to get 100% participation by our contractor members.
 
Applications must be done online. The online form is to be used to apply for ALL levels (Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Participant). Upon submission, you will receive your provisional STEP qualification level (pending final review by ABC staff). Members are REQUIRED to read and acknowledge understanding of the STEP application instructions prior to completing the online application; you may download the instructions here.

Please make sure to fill out ALL fields of the STEP application before final submission. To download the STEP application, please click here. The 2019 STEP app is officially LIVE and ready for you: https://www.abc.org/Safety/STEP/STEP-Application
 
Please note the important updates for this year.

  1. There are 4 new key components. 
  2. First STEP is also live. First STEP is similar to STEP but it is used for members who may not want to apply to STEP. Please refer them to the First STEP application instead. There is no charge for First STEP.https://www.abc.org/First-STEP

The ABC Delaware STEP application deadline is March 10.

The STEP award dinner is May 9.

We encourage all of our contractor members to complete the STEP application on a yearly basis and be rewarded for your outstanding safety record. 

Here are some frequently asked questions about why you apply for the National STEP Awards:

1. Who should complete the STEP application?
STEP is a safety benchmarking and improvement tool. ABC encourages each participant to engage as many employees as possible in the process. Where possible, consider using a safety committee or a randomly selected and diverse sample of employees. For each of the 20 Key Components of Safety measures, groups can either work on reaching a consensus or results can be averaged. More participants in the evaluation process will result in a truer assessment of your safety program and a more comprehensive look at areas for improvement.

2. What are the STEP achievement levels?
There are six levels of STEP achievement: Participant, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond.

3. Is there a fee to participate in STEP?
There is no application fee for STEP involvement at the Participant, Bronze, Silver or Gold recognition levels when you submit your application online at www.abc.org/stepapp  There is a fee of $235 for each Platinum application submitted. This fee is only refundable if the application does not meet the minimum 20 Key Components qualifying score; any application submitted that does not qualify based on the Incidence Rate, Experience Modification Rate (EMR) and fatality qualifying criteria listed in the application instructions below WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. Payment information should be submitted with the Platinum application; failure to do so may result in processing delays.

ABC Delaware members' STEP applications must be submitted by March 10, 2017. Questions? Contact Ed Capodanno at ecapodanno@abcdelaware.com or Jean Toman at jtoman@abcdelaware.com or call the ABC office at (302) 328-1111.


We encourage all ABC Delaware contractors to participate in this program and promote the great safety programs that you have.  If you have any questions, please give me a call.

 

Edward J. Capodanno

President

ABC Delaware

(302) 328-1111



Safety Training and Evaluation Process
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 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.

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
      

302-328-1111

 
Associated Builders and Contractors
(ABC) is a national association that advances and defends the principles of the merit shop in the construction industry and provides its members with an opportunity to succeed.
The ABC Delaware office is located in the Airport Industrial Park near the intersection of Route 13 & 273 in New Castle.
ABC Delaware
31 Blevins Drive, Suite B
Airport Industrial Park
 New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 328-1111
(302) 323-1122 fax
Kent/Sussex Office
28 the Circle in Georgetown. Located on the 2nd floor of the historic “Richards Mansion”, Georgetown DE  19947
(302) 858-2185

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