Construction Safety Week is an annual event in May that promotes safety and health on construction sites and provides an opportunity for companies to focus on safety and reinforce best practices. At FSG, we’re also using this week as an opportunity to celebrate our safety success!
Keeping our employees safe is a top priority for FSG and we take a proactive approach by providing training, resources, and support to ensure that all employees work in a safe environment. This has helped us earn some pretty fantastic safety ratings. By having good construction ratings, we are able to save money on insurance premiums and gain more business from customers who use them to determine the level of risk associated with doing business with us.
Some of the most commonly used safety ratings include EMR, TRIR, LTIR, and DART. Achieving a low safety rating is a significant accomplishment for any company, especially those of us in the construction industry. Our ratings prove that FSG prioritizes safety, has implemented effective safety management systems to prevent workplace injuries, and that our employees are dedicated to safety.
Experience Modification Rate (EMR)
EMR is based on a company’s workers’ comp claims for the previous three years. FSG’s EMR of .73 is lower than the industry average of 1.0. Having a low EMR also means that FSG is eligible for lower workers’ compensation insurance premiums, resulting in cost savings.
Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR)
The Total Recordable Incident Rate is a measure of a company’s past safety performance based on the number of recordable OSHA incidents. FSG’s TRIR of .18 is significantly lower than the industry average of 2.9, indicating that we have a much lower incidence of workplace injuries compared to other construction companies.
Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR)
FSG’s LTIR of .09 is lower than the industry average of 1.2, proving that FSG has a lower incidence of workplace injuries and illnesses resulting in lost workdays compared to other construction companies. A low LTIR is a good indicator of a company’s safety management systems and its commitment to providing a safe working environment for its employees.
Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred (DART) Rate
DART score reflects the number of incidents in a year that resulted in an employee being absent from work, restricted in terms of the type of work they could perform, or permanently transferred to another job because of a workplace-related injury. FSG’s DART rate of .14 is much lower than the industry average of 1.6. Achieving a low DART rate proves FSG has effective safety management systems in place.
Simply put, FSG’s safety ratings are exceptional. They serve as an excellent example for other companies in the industry to follow and we want to commend our hardworking employees. Thank you for doing your part to keep FSG safe!
We believe in celebrating important moments in our employees’ lives. If you have a story about an employee or a project you’d like to see on FSG Resources, please share it! Whether it’s a personal achievement or a team accomplishment, we want to recognize and celebrate your successes. Reach out to Scott Delony, FSG Marketing Communications Manager, at [email protected] with stories, ideas, or questions!