2021 STEP

Changes to the application for 2021

Much of the application is the same as last year. You may see some small changes throughout the application, but the biggest changes this year are:

  1. The EMR will still be requested in the application, but will no longer be a threshold requirement to get to the Platinum or Diamond levels.
  2. Suppliers have their own set of Key Components this year. When a supplier applies, the Key Components page is different from the contractor Key Components page. The supplier Key Components are attached, and the contractor Key Components along with the rest of the STEP materials can be found on the STEP application homepage.
  3. ABC will no longer accept paper applications. All applications must be submitted online. We will, however, be providing a PDF version of the application that members can fill out so they have their information handy when they fill out the online application. The PDF version is still being developed, but will be available with other STEP materials on the STEP application homepage within the week.

 

STEP webinars coming up

ABC National has two webinars scheduled during February:

 

Get Involved With ABC National’s Safety Programs and See How Your Company Can Improve Its Culture

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at 3 p.m. ET

 

A Primer on the 2021 STEP Safety Management System:  A Step-by-Step Review of the Process

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at 3 p.m. ET

 

Apply Now

ABC Delaware Deadline To Apply is May 1, 2021

Please make sure to fill out ALL fields of the STEP application before final submission.

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?

Founded in 1989 as a safety bench marking 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 24 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce job-site incidents.

2. What are the STEP achievement levels?

There are six levels of STEP achievement: Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze or Participant.

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 http://www.abcstep.org/ .

There is a fee 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.

STEP Qualifications

Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR)

Participant:

N/A

Bronze:

N/A

Silver:

No greater than 50% higher than the national BLS average

Gold:

At or below NAICS code average***

Platinum:

25% below NAICS code average**

Diamond:

50% below NAICS code average*

Experience Modification Rate (EMR)

Participant:

N/A

Bronze:

N/A

Silver:

Participant

Gold:

Participant

Platinum:

0.8 (0.9 for members with under 100 employees)

Diamond:

0.7 (0.8 for members with under 100 employees)

OSHA Form 300 & 300A

Participant:

Previous year 300A

Bronze:

Previous year 300A

Silver:

Previous year 300A

Gold:

Previous year 300A

Platinum:

Previous year

Diamond:

Previous 3 years

Fatalities

Participant:

N/A

Bronze:

N/A

Silver:

N/A

Gold:

N/A

Platinum:

None resulting in OSHA citations for the last 3 years

Diamond:

None resulting in OSHA citations for the last 3 years

24 Key Components

Participant:

N/A

Bronze:

Meets the minimum score

Silver:

Meets the minimum score

Gold:

Meets the minimum score

Platinum:

Meets the minimum score

Diamond:

Meets the minimum score

Application Fee

Participant:

FREE

Bronze:

FREE

Silver:

FREE

Gold:

FREE

Platinum:

$235

Diamond:

$435

 

Questions?

Ed Capodanno
ecapodanno@abcdelaware.com

Jean Toman
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?

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