ABC has been studying how to improve safety through STEP since 1989.

The 2022 STEP application is comprised of 24 key components, leading indicators that
are proven to improve safety performance and the criteria that indicate best practices.
Members that deploy STEP score their level of achievement for each component on a
weighted scale of 0 points (low score) up to 12 points (high score). Companies receive
a recognition level of Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze or Participant based on
their score.

ABC quantified the positive impact of proactive injury and hazard elimination tools
on the jobsite using data gathered from STEP participants in construction, heavy
construction, civil engineering and specialty trades. Analyzing aggregated data allows
ABC to determine how measures taken to prevent incidents actually improve trailing
indicator performance.