Experience Modification Rating (EMR)
A good safety record reflects quality management, supervision and employee compliance. EMR, or Experience Modification Rating, is a tool used to measure loss prevention and control practices in insurance and claims management. Simply speaking, EMR compares a company’s workers compensation claims experience to other similarly sized companies in the same industry. EMRs range from 0.0 to 2.0, and a lower number indicates a better safety history. Companies that proactively seek contractors with safe working environment practices will often assign a standard EMR when selecting a contractor; for example, General Motors will not work with any company with an EMR above 0.99.
The general contractor industry average EMR is 1.0; Weigand’s EMR is .65.
This safety record is no accident. Our safety program is managed by a full-time, degreed safety director who assists field supervisors in implementing our stringent safety program through safety performance audits, training programs and the provision of solutions to safety concerns at job sites. Our employee safety training includes formal classroom instruction as well as weekly company-wide safety meetings, and the Weigand Safety Committee regularly shares accident and near-miss reports, reviewing suggestions sent in by all members of our workforce. Circulating this information serves to prevent recurrence of incidents and drives the continuous improvement of our safety performance.
Weigand Construction believes that efficiency, productivity, and safety are important parts of the construction expertise we provide to our clients. We are absolutely committed to making our company the safest possible, not just to comply with federal, state, and local requirements, but because we are committed to the well-being of our coworkers, our clients, and the public. That’s why we maintain an aggressive safety program. Our outstanding safety record is just a perk.
Our Safety Professionals
Greg Musi, Corporate Safety Director
Greg has over 20 years of experience in the field of safety including risk management, infectious control, and is a certified infrared thermographer. Since joining Weigand as Safety Director in 2003, Greg has designed, developed and implemented different strategies, policies, programs and processes in occupational health and safety while overseeing and managing all safety operations. Want to learn more? Contact Greg or read about his credentials on his biography.
John Contreras, Safety Manager
John came to Weigand with quite a bit of experience and has since proven his proficiency in the safety department. He works closely with Greg and Matt to ensure that all of our job sites are in full compliance of the most up-to-date safety standards. To learn more about what John does for Weigand, feel free to contact him.
Matt Herndon, Safety Coordinator
Matt comes to Weigand with a wealth of experience in safety related roles in the industrial and transportation industries, which has been a great addition to our safety team. He works closely with Greg and John to ensure that all of our job sites are up to current safety standards. He also leads on site toolbox talks and trainings for our field employees in the training center at our corporate office. To find out more about what Matt does for Weigand, feel free to contact him.