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).

2018 STEP data shows STEP Diamond participants are 670% safer than the BLS average in a number of areas, leading to benefits both when bidding for business and negotiating insurance rates. View the ABC National 2018 Safety Performance Report here.


2018 stepachievements

Congratulations to all celebrating STEP achievements in 2018, and thank you to all who applied for STEP in 2018!


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

ACI Mechanical, Inc.*+
Converse Conditioned Air, Inc.
Insulation Contractor Services*+
Interstates Companies*+
QCI Thermal Systems
River Cities Engineering, Inc.

Platinum Status

American Boiler & Mechanical
Hometown Plumbing & Heating*
Mechanical Air Systems Company
NAI Electrical Company, LC

Gold Status

Black Electric, Inc.*
Central Iowa Water Association
Frye Builders & Associates, Inc.*
Halvorson Trane
Kinzler Construction Services, Inc.*
Kruck Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc.
Proctor Mechanical Corp.*+
Shaw Electric, Inc.*
Tradesmen International, Inc.*

Younglove Construction, L.L.C.*

Silver Status

Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Co., Inc.*
Dahl Air Conditioning & Heating, LLC
Gethman Construction Co., Inc.
K&W Electric, Inc.*
Keen Project Solutions, Inc.*
Kline Electric*
Mid-States Electric
Nelson Electric Company, LC
Price Electric*
Todd & Sargent, Inc.*
Webster Electric, Inc.+


* In Attendance at 2018 Excellence in Construction.
Members who saw an increase in their Safety Evaluation this year.