Safety & Training

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Helping Our Members Achieve World-Class Safety

ABC-NJ strives to provide all members with the knowledge and tools to achieve the highest standard for health, safety & training, wellness and environment in the construction industry.

STEP Safety Management System

Safer Than The Industry Average And Still Getting Better
Founded in 1989 as a safety benchmarking 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 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incident rates. Companies receive a rating of Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze or Participant based on their safety performance. STEP members prove that world-class safety is achievable with a companywide commitment to safety as a core value.
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ABC STEP
  • Show your leadership is committed to world-class safety

  • Transform your company culture by showing you want to send everyone home safely

  • Introduction to a safety system process that you can deploy in your company

  • Achieve a higher degree of safety for you and your employees

The average time required to fill out the STEP application is less than 30 minutes, so let’s get started!

STEP Applications are due October 1st. Applications submitted after October 1st will be entered for the following year.

STEP Benefits: Every ABC member wants to send its workers home safely every night. Take the first step towards achieving world-class safety by participating in STEP, whether you are beginning your safety journey or continuing to strengthen your performance. Getting started with STEP is free and can help you lower your workers compensation insurance rates.

For more information, contact [email protected].

Safety & Training, Certification, Guidance and Resources

ABC-NJ helps its members promote, institute and track world class safety protocols and offers ongoing training for the construction industry from innovative and cutting edge topics to Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

We offer in-person and online training in key concepts through our CORE curriculum and safety training, evaluation and recognition through our Safety, Training and Evaluation Process (STEP). These programs are entirely free to members and can help lower your workers compensation insurance rates.

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ABC 2022 Safety Performance Report

ABC’s Safety Performance Report presents empirical evidence from members doing real work on real projects that shows that implementing STEP best practices can produce world-class construction safety programs. The 2022 report documents the dramatic impact of deploying proactive safety practices—leading indicators such as supervisor safety training, pre-planning for project safe and behavior-based safety—to reduce recordable incidents by up to 84%, making the best-performing companies 645% safer than the industry average. The 2022 edition was based on data gathered from ABC STEP participants recording more than one billion hours of work in construction, heavy construction, civil engineering and specialty trades.
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Construction Coalition for a Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace

ABC is an active member of the Construction Coalition for a Drug- and Alcohol-free Workplace, which provides companies and organizations with the resources they need to implement effective substance abuse policies and work toward eliminating substance abuse-related incidents on construction jobsites. Take the pledge and become a partner at drugfreeconstruction.org.

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THANK YOU TO OUR YEARLONG SPONSORS

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