HARNESS the Power of Safety
Safety is the number one priority at HRI. Our goal is to go above and beyond OSHA standards in everything we do to ensure the safety of our employees, customers, and the general public.
HRI has a commitment-based safety environment that starts at the top with our CEO. We reward employees for being proactive in protecting their safety and the safety of others.
Our priority is to prevent accidents, injuries and ill health. We give employees the following training to make safe, informed decisions.
- Safety Orientation
- Safe Lifting
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Defensive Driving
- Driver Preparedness
- Fall Protection
- Hazardous Communication
- Heat Stress Prevention
- Portable Ladder Safety
- Respiratory Protection
- Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention
- Silica Exposure Prevention
- Forklift/Aerial Platforms
- First Aid
- Hot/Cold Working Conditions
- Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Test
Weekly Safety Meetings
Weekly safety meetings are held with all field employees. Various topics are discussed relative to a safe working environment. Employees are encouraged and given the opportunity to ask questions.
HRI has established safety committee groups within each branch to assist in monitoring, improving, and maintaining jobsite safety. Our safety committees are comprised of a group of managers and employees who value the safety and well-being of their peers and the continued success of our safety program. Committee participants review incidents, identify trends, accidents, and listen to employee suggestions and recommendations. The HRI Safety Committee is a forum for HRI employees to express their safety concerns and help HRI remain a safe and healthy workplace.
Annual Safety Retreat
HRI hosts an Annual Safety Retreat where safety is the primary focus. The retreat is an all-day meeting with a guest speaker, tips, tricks, safety equipment demonstrations, and employee recognition for field foremen and management.
Safety Recognition Annual Program
HRI’s Employee Safety Recognition Program is designed to encourage and recognize safe behavior. Any HRI employee observing behavior by an HRI field employee that goes above and beyond the HRI safety standard is recognized through a reward program.
Workers Compensation Experience Modification Rate
Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is a number used by insurance companies to gauge both past cost of injuries and future chances of risk. The lower the EMR of a business, the lower the company’s worker compensation insurance premium. A low EMR may also be indicative of a company with a commitment to safety. Harness Roofing, Inc. is proud of our long history of below average experience modification rates. HRI’s EMR has been below the 1.0 industry standard for 20+ years.