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.
Learn more about 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.
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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.
ABC 2023 Safety Performance Report
Read ABC’s 2023 Safety Performance Report to understand the impact of STEP participation on safety performance. Packed with infographics and practical takeaways, the report documents the dramatic impact of using proactive safety practices to reduce recordable incidents by up to 85 percent, making the best-performing companies 688 percent safer than the industry average.
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.