American Contracting prides itself on being a safe contractor. We train all of our employees on proper safety methods and integrate safety into the estimating, planning and building process. As a result, we currently have an EMR (Experience Modification Rating) of 0.98, which is better than the industry average of 1.0. This record has been achieved by providing a safe working environment for our employees combined with a training program to educate our workers on safe working procedures.
The safe working environment is a product of our project team members planning safety into the construction process. By incorporating safety into the planning process, the proper safeguards can be put in place well before a worker is potentially endangered by a hazardous field condition. In the event that an accident does occur, we make sure that the lesson is learned by not only the parties involved, but all members of our workforce so the injury is not repeated.
We regularly offer OSHA 30 hour training, First Aid, CPR, and Confined Space Training to just name a few. We also conduct weekly safety talks at each of our job sites to address job-specific safety issues and discuss any concerns that a worker may have. One of our main goals is to ensure that all of our employees return home each day safe and sound. In our efforts to achieve this goal, we have implemented and adhere to a strong safety training program.
American Contracting was the recipient of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Baltimore Chapter 2009 Award of Safety Excellence. American Contracting earned first place in the 80,000 to 140,000 man-hour range for our outstanding safety record in 2008. Of the 600 members of ABC’s Baltimore Chapter, only a select few received this award, which is a tribute to the excellent safety practices of our workforce. We hope to make this a regular occurrence at ABC’s annual safety award convention each fall!