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ABC's STEP: Merit-based safety recognition for the Merit Shop!

What is the STEP Program?

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.

What are the benefits of participating in the STEP Program?

  • STEP helps members evaluate their safety training programs and identify areas where they can improve.
  • STEP helps companies reduce workers' compensation costs by building a stronger, more effective safety training program that reduces lost-time incidents and increases productivity.
  • STEP can be used as a long-term evaluator of a company's progress in building their safety program.
  • STEP provides recognition for ABC members who consistently provide a safe work environment not only to employees, but to clients as well.

How can your company get involved?

Simply fill out the evaluation form, available through your local chapter or on the ABC website (click here).
STEP applications are accepted by ABC National year-round but are due to your local Illinois Chapter by Friday, July 11, 2014.

For more information, contact your local ABC Illinois Chapter at or 217-523-4692 or 847-709-2960.