LEC has been recognized annually by the Associated Builders and Contractors for its exemplary safety record through the Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Program.

The past two years, due to our commitment to a zero injury program, and low worker’s comp mod rate (.76 for 2017), our company has been certified as a “STEP Diamond Award Winner.”  Only two other contractors of all disciplines have achieved this level throughout the state of Minnesota!  This program is outlined below.

What is the STEP Program?

  • STEP was created in 1989 by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Committee to
    recognize ABC member companies with exceptional safety records.
  • STEP provides ABC contractor members with a consistent, effective tool to evaluate safety training
    programs by using 20 standard “key components” of safety. Each key component focuses on specific
    safety and training areas essential to a successful, effective safety training program.
  • STEP highlights not only a company’s safety and training successes, but also helps to identify areas
    where companies can improve their efforts to build a stronger safety program.
  • STEP recognizes companies that go above and beyond OSHA requirements for a safe workplace!

What are the benefits of participating in the STEP Program?

  • STEP helps members evaluate their safety training programs and areas where they can improve.
  • STEP helps companies reduce workers’ compensation costs by building a stronger, more effective
    safety training program.
  • STEP helps companies increase productivity through fewer jobsite incidences.
  • STEP can be used as a long-term evaluator of a company’s progress in building and maintaining their
    safety training program.
  • STEP provides recognition for ABC members who consistently provide a safe work environment not
    only to employees, but to customers as well.