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Safety

At Riggs Distler, we understand that safety is good business. We deliver safe, productive workers to our customers, and we support their safe behavior with a comprehensive written safety program, with effective orientations and training classes, and by fostering two-way communication that helps us stop at risk behavior and correct hazardous conditions before injuries occur. As a result of a corporate culture that embraces safety, Riggs Distler has lowered its EMR to .65, a figure that puts Riggs Distler in the top five percent of contractors in our region.

Specifically, our program includes:

  • State-of-the-art job briefs
  • Site specific safety plans
  • Pre-hire orientations that review company policies and set expectations for employees
  • A robust fitness for duty program
  • A written safety program derived from more than 100 years of experience
  • Training sessions that use the most current classroom techniques to ensure effective learning
  • An aggressive safety visit program conducted by all levels of management
  • Weekly safety briefs
  • Weekly review of MSDS for hazardous products used
  • Progressive Disciplinary Policy
  • Incident analysis with a focus on lessons learned and action items that prevent incidents from recurring
  • Membership in professional organizations that share best practices and are committed to improving safety.

Safety is an attitude, a frame of mind. It is the awareness of ones actions and how it relates to different surroundings and situations, all day, every day. Our executives, managers, supervisors, and employees own the safety program and our responsible and accountable for its full implementation and results.

Riggs Distler EMR Rates
9/30/11 - 9/30/12 0.65
9/30/10 - 9/30/11 0.79
9/30/09 - 9/30/10 0.76
9/30/08 - 9/60/09 0.78

Safety