Pioneering New Safety Standards
Electrical Builders, Inc. (TM) (www.electricalbuilders.com) has reached another major milestone, five years without a lost time incident (LTI), reflecting an all-time industry low experience modification rating (EMR) of 0.75. Electrical Builders, Inc. (EBI) is North America’s leading medium and high power conductor electrical contractor, specializing in isolated phase bus and non-seg bus duct systems.
Brian Warzecha, EBI’s Safety Coordinator stated, “This accomplishment could not have been reached without our team’s ongoing commitment to put safety first. Not only has our team proven that we perform all of our projects safely and efficiently, but we have surpassed industry expectations. Clients look to us for our safety standards, another example of how we are setting the bar for the competition.”
“EBI’s projected 2014 Experience Modification Rating showcases a performance advantage of 25% over your average competitor. Your company wide adaption towards a Zero Injury culture is above the curve in your field. EBI should be viewed as one of the safest contractors on any jobsite.” – Patrick D. Kennedy, Vice President, Kraus-Anderson Insurance.
Reaching this milestone and moving forward with our ‘zero accident goal’ requires careful project planning and execution. Some of the tools we rely on include our ever-expanding database of over forty years of lessons learned, which documents improvement opportunities in the field and in the office, including the identification and acknowledgment of near misses so we can enhance our safety training curriculum. Continuous improvement with our ISO 9001 quality processes and procedures is imbedded in our culture.
Eric Netter, VP of Construction and Co-founder stated, “Our employees are our number one asset. We have an ongoing commitment to invest in their safety and the safety of our clients projects. To that point, last year, we launched a new safety program called Safety Intelligence (IQ). The goal of this program is to educate and inspire intelligent safety practices throughout the organization. We do this by utilizing a variety of methods including presentations by industry safety experts, training videos, hands-on-training, daily safety briefs, monthly and quarterly safety training, and more. We start every meeting with a relevant safety topic and we ask all clients to rate our on site safety at the completion of every job. Accomplishing a milestone such as five years without a lost time incident is great, but even better is knowing that none of our employees have been hurt.”