About Step

Measure your performance on key components. Strengthen and expand best practices. Build your safety culture. Founded in 1989 as a safety benchmarking and improvement tool, STEP has evolved into a world-class 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.

Why Participate?

Every ABC member wants to send its workers home safely every night. Take the first step towards achieving world-class safety by participating in STEP, whether you are beginning your safety journey or continuing to strengthen your performance. Getting started with STEP is free, and it can help you lower your workers compensation insurance rates.

Here are tools to help you through the process:

Who Should Participate?

Commercial and industrial contractors as well as suppliers who want to make a commitment to achieving world-class safety performance who perform work in the following NAICS codes.

Read ABC’s 2024 Safety Performance Report to understand the impact of STEP participation on safety performance. Packed with infographics and practical takeaways, the report documents the dramatic impact of using proactive safety practices to reduce recordable incidents by up to 84 percent, making the best-performing companies 645 percent safer than the industry average.


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Are you a part of the ABC Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Program? Click here to see all the resources available to you! To take advantage of the safety and training resources available to Fund members, please contact Nathan Tipton at 800.686.6640 extension 2743, or

Primary Communities Served


Greater Lansing



Bay City



Ann Arbor