Founded more than three decades ago, STEP has evolved into a world-class safety program that dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants.
“At CSM Group, we lead with safety, and it's ingrained in everything that we do, from the way we manage our projects to how we train and equip our employees,” said Julie Byrne, president of CSM Group. “To be recognized for our efforts in safety is a validation to the hard work and dedication of our employees at every level of the organization.”
The STEP program incorporates lagging indicator safety performance data with leading indicator use and self-assessment requirements to give a full, wide-ranging report on the entire nature of a company's safety program. The key component system also forms a 20-point guide to starting, updating, or auditing a company-wide safety program.
“Safety is a journey, and that journey is possible because of systems like STEP, which enables ABC member contractors like CSM Group to have a safer and more productive jobsite,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “Committing to total human health is essential to ensure both the physical and mental health and safety of our workforce, and I commend CSM Group for consistently fulfilling those commitments to raising the bar of safety performance.”
According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, STEP participants, regardless of company size or type of work, and can reduce recordable incidents up to 85%, making the best performing companies more than eight times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. Ratings range from Diamond, the highest, to Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Participant.
To learn more about the STEP program, visit abcstep.org.