Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP)

Safety Training Evaluation Process

What is STEP?

How do you stack up against the perfect safety culture?

The Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) is an organized approach for analyzing and developing safety and loss prevention programs, that incorporates both OSHA required safety data and self-assessment requirements to give a full, wide-ranging report on the entire nature of your company's safety program(s).

STEP was developed in 1989, written by contractors, for contractors, and is designed to benefit both large and small contractors alike. There is no charge for this service (unless you are applying for STEP Diamond or Platinum), and your responses are strictly confidential.

After completing STEP, you will receive a 20-point guide to starting, updating or auditing your company-wide safety program, as well as a ranking level of achievement.

There are 6 levels of achievement in the STEP program:

  1. Participant
  2. Bronze
  3. Silver
  4. Gold
  5. Platinum
  6. Diamond

Members earning a Bronze-level and above will be recognized at various events throughout the year, including the Annual Excellence in Construction Awards Gala, held each fall, and these achievements can also lead to recognition at the National Safety Excellence Awards, and accreditation as an AQC (Accredited Quality Contractor).

2017 STEP data shows STEP Diamond participants are 770% safer than the BLS average in a number of areas, leading to benefits both when bidding for business and negotiating insurance rates.




Congratulations to all celebrating STEP achievements in 2017, and thank you to all who applied for STEP in 2017!
Growth doesn't happen overnight - yearly reviewing of your policies and procedures is key.
Continue to apply for STEP each year, and you'll see incremental change, year after year.

Diamond Status

Black Electric, Inc.*
Mechanical Air Systems
QCI Thermal
River Cities Engineering

Platinum Status

ACI Mechanical, Inc.*
American Boiler & Mechanical
Gethmann Construction
Hometown Plumbing & Heating*
Insulation Contractor Services*
Interstates Companies*
Keen Project Solutions*
Younglove Construction, LLC*

Gold Status

Brockway Mechanical & Roofing
Cunningham, Inc.*
Halverson Trane
Shaw Electric, Inc.*
Todd & Sargent, Inc.*
Tradesmen International, Inc.*

Silver Status

Central Iowa Water Association
Community Electric*
Dahl Air Conditioning & Heating
Frye Builders*
K&W Electric, Inc.*
Kinzler Construction Services, Inc.*
Kline Electric
Kruck Plumbing & Heating Company, Inc.*
Mid-States Electric
Modern Builders
NAI Electrical Contractors
Nelson Electric
Price Electric*
Proctor Mechanical Corporation*

Bronze Status

Beth & Kelly
Webster Electric

* In Attendance at 2017 Excellence in Construction. View photos from this event.