Safety Training

ABC Central Ohio is committed to promoting safety within the construction industry by providing a source of safety expertise and information to members, and assisting in the development of safety programs in the interest of employee health and company profitability.  To accomplish this, ABC Central Ohio aims to set the industry standard for jobsite safety in our community by providing the following opportunities for members:

Access to OSHA-10 classes up to three times each year, and OSHA-30 classes at least once each year.

Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Certification – What if your company could be 770% safer than the industry average? Established in 1989, STEP was developed and written by ABC contractors, and provides s a safety benchmarking and improvement tool that dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants regardless of company size or type of work. Participating ABC member firms measure their safety processes and policies on 20 key components through a detailed questionnaire, with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incident rates.  Click here for more information.

What if your company could be 827% safer than industry average?

S.T.E.P. Participant


S.T.E.P. Platinum


S.T.E.P. Diamond


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.

STEP Improves Performance
Read ABC’s 2017 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 87 percent, making the best-performing companies 770 percent safer than the industry average.

WHO Should Participate?

Commercial and industrial contractors who perform work in the construction of buildings (NAICS code 236), heavy and civil engineering construction (237) and specialty trade contractors (238) who want to make a commitment to achieving world-class safety performance.


Participating companies score their level of achievement for each component on a weighted point scale and document their incident rates (TRIR and EMR). Companies receive a recognition level of Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze or Participant based on this data.


your current level of safety performance and begin the journey to world-class safety.


your safety performance year after year.


proven, specific best practices to transform your organization’s safety culture.


your safety performance with peers in the industry.


in equipping your company and workers for safety success.

Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace Initiative – The Construction Coalition for a Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace was created with the purpose of providing companies and organizations with the resources necessary to successfully implement an effective substance abuse policy. Join your fellow industry leaders in pledging your support toward eliminating substance abuse-related incidents on construction jobsites by clicking here. ( )

Safety Course Offerings – ABC Central Ohio schedules selected safety courses throughout the year. Some are predetermined, while others are scheduled following member requests. A sample list of course that have been offered in the past include, but are not limited to the following. If you have a specific need, please contact our office and we will see if we can schedule additional course offerings.

  • CPR and First Aid Training
  • Scissor and Book Lift Training
  • Forklift Certification Training
  • Lockout-Tagout
  • Electrical Code
  • Fall Protection
  • Arc Flash / Arc Blast
  • Hazard Communication
  • PPE

Safety Roundtable – ABC Central Ohio has your best interests in mind as we meet to discuss ways we can assist you in developing or strengthening the safety culture in your company. We feel that one of the ways we can best accomplish this goal is by sharing ideas and best practices with each other.

Safety Committee – ABC Central Ohio relies on its members to keep our chapter moving forward and delivering the best services possible to our membership. We invite you to become involved in this process by having people within your organization with experience, knowledge or interest in construction safety to serve on the Safety Committee.

For more information about our safety training programs, contact ABC Central Ohio Chapter at 614-529-4300, or send us message.


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For more information about our safety training programs, contact ABC Central Ohio Chapter at 614-529-4300, or send us message.


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