*must be within the last 3 years; companies < 100 employees may use a 3-year average. Companies <50 employees may use a 5-year average
**must be within the last year; companies <100 employees may use a 3-year average. Companies <50 employees may use a 5-year average
*** Companies <100 employees may use a 3-year average. Companies <50 employees may use a 5-year average
But for some, STEP can be more like a big JUMP. That's why ABC has created FirstSTEP--a building block for those companies who are looking to establish a comprehensive safety training program. If you are a smaller contractor that wants to “start somewhere” with safety, then this tool was developed for you! You will notice that this road map gives you some very basic components to consider as you work on constructing the foundation of your safety program. For best results, we encourage you to concentrate on building the program around your company’s culture, the way YOU do business and the way your employees approach their jobs. While these components may be universal, there is no single right way to integrate them into an organization. The only true “right way” is your way. So make use of resources available, but take the little extra time needed to make them truly yours.
Congratulations on taking this "FirstSTEP"! The progress you make by participating in this program will bring returns many times over for your business and your employees alike. Some returns will come quickly, such as reduced injuries, improved productivity and stronger OSHA compliance. Other returns will continue to get better with time, such as gaining a competitive advantage in your market, lowering workers comp costs, preventing costly OSHA fines and pre-qualifying for profitable work as you progress into the full STEP program.
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