ECC Achieves ABC'S STEP SILVER for 2023

Mar 28 2023

Lincoln, Nebraska — ECC, a leading Midwest technology systems integrator, has earned the Associated Builders and Contractors' STEP Safety Management System STEP SILVER achievement for 2023.

Founded more than three decades ago, STEP has evolved into a world-class safety program that dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants. STEP scores participating companies using a weighted point scale that evaluates their Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR), OSHA Form 300A, Fatalities, and their safety processes and policies against the 25 Key Components of an effective world-class safety management system.

"Safety is not just a process or a forgotten company tagline. It’s a lifestyle and a way of thinking," said Matt Thorne, Executive Vice President and Safety Director at ECC. "Safety has to not only be a staple in our company culture, but also a personal commitment. Taking part in the ABC STEP Program not only exposes that commitment, but it also provides the resources to always better ourselves as individuals and as a team."

Safety is more than a box checked off a list at ECC. Safety is engrained in our culture. ECC has developed an extensive safety program that promotes and trains our team on the best safety practices in the field, in the office, and in every day life. Our team undergoes various safety trainings, safety courses, and routine equipment inspections to ensure the work we perform is completed safely.

“Safety is a journey, and that journey is possible because of systems like STEP, which enables ABC member contractors like ECC to have safer and more productive jobsites,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “Committing to total human health is essential to ensure the physical and mental health and safety of our workforce, and I commend ECC for consistently fulfilling those commitments to raise the bar of safety performance.”

According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, STEP participants, regardless of company size or type of work, can reduce recordable incidents up to 84%, making the best performing companies more than eight times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. Ratings range from Diamond, the highest, to Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Participant.

To learn more about the STEP program, visit




About ECC

ECC has built a foundation on bringing dynamic solutions to organizations throughout the Midwest. We connect businesses to better experiences using Audio/Visual/Lighting, Communication, Electronic Security, Fire Safety, Healthcare, and Managed Services Technology Solutions.

Technology is our passion and our goal is to use its innovations to empower organizations for years to come. We're integrators — Empowering through technology.