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Safety is paramount in the construction industry. You want your crews and job sites as safe as possible, and we’re here to support you.

From OSHA to CPR, AED & First Aid Certification, and everything in between, ABC-VA offers a multitude of programs to help you deliver your work safely. Supervisor safety workshops are held periodically, along with Train-the-Trainer courses. Don’t see a class you need? Members are encouraged to reach out, so together we can find a way to bring that class to ABC-VA.

ABC National’s world-class safety program, STEP (Safety Training and Evaluation Process) is a must for ABC members. Founded in 1989 as a safety benchmarking and improvement tool, STEP has evolved into an unrivaled 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 25 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents. 

Safety Training Evaluation Program (STEP)

What if your company could be 645% safer than the industry average?

Get the recognition your company deserves with STEP. ABC National’s world-class safety program, STEP (Safety Training and Evaluation Process) is a must for members. Founded in 1989 as a safety benchmarking and improvement tool, STEP has evolved into an unrivaled safety management system that dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work.

Establishing a safe working environment requires every employer, large or small, and every worker to make safety and health a top priority. The entire workforce – from the CEO to the most recent hire – must recognize that worker safety and health is central to the mission and key to the profitability of the company.

ABC’s safety program, STEP (Safety Training Evaluation Process), is a 20-point guide to starting, updating or auditing a company-wide safety program. Participants in the program are 670% safer than the industry average. In addition, companies also have an 85% lower incident rate and a 70% lower DART rate. With our safety program, you can highlight your safety excellence to developers, owners, contractors and employees.

The online application features instantaneous STEP level notification and auto-save functionality so members can save their work and complete the application at a later date. Applications are submitted through ABC National.

We’re here to help! Contact Rob Camlin with any questions about STEP.

Safety Training

In-person Safety Training
Visit our calendar to view our current safety classes in your region.

Online OSHA Training
Visit our OSHA training calendar for virtual OSHA training courses.

Virginia Built

The Department’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) program and the Associated Builders and Contractors – Virginia Chapter (ABC-VA) have entered into a strategic partnership to bring a groundbreaking recognition program to ABC-VA members. 
 
Virginia BUILT is designed to encourage and recognize ABC-VA members who voluntarily implement highly effective safety and health management systems to benefit construction workers and reduce or eliminate injuries, illnesses and fatalities on construction sites in Virginia. 

For further information, please contact:

Roy N. Mason, CSP
Virginia BUILT Coordinator
Virginia Voluntary Protection Programs
Virginia Department of Labor and Industry
(757) 455-0891 x 421 (office)
[email protected]