Wednesday, September 4, 2013

New E.M.R. at .83!!!!

Good afternoon to all I.D.I. employees,

In the safety arena, we often only hear the bad news about how someone was injured or how we didn’t do something correctly.  We sometimes hear the good news and get compliments or pats on the back.  Well today we are hearing some great news!

Our E.M.R. (Experience Modification Rate) for our current year (11/1/12 – 10/31/13) is 1.05. (booo!)

We obtained our new E.M.R. which goes into effect on 11/1/13 and it has dropped signficantly down to .83!!!

This is some much needed good news for many reasons.  We are currently precluded from bidding to at least one large general contactor because of our E.M.R. being above 1.0.  We should be able to start bidding to that general contractor again at least as of 11/1/13.  We will be able to bid more competitively in the upcoming year because our insurance will be less expensive.  This should in turn allow us to obtain more projects which means fewer employees having to sit because we don't have work for them.  This means that will be recognized as being a much safer company than most of our peers or competitors by our general contractors and by our current or prospective insurance carriers.  This means that overall, we are having fewer injuries and less severe injuries than expected.   

Great job team!  It took a lot of hard work on everyone’s part to accomplish this.  The challenge ahead of us is to keep our E.M.R. at this type of level and to never get above 1.0 again. 

Everyone should pat themselves on the back for this accomplishment.  To get our E.M.R. down to .83, it took everyone coming together as a team to help prevent injuries from occuring to yourselves and those around you.  We want to thank everyone for doing your part and working safely. 
If you aren't sure what an E.M.R. is, we will be putting out a safety newsletter in the next week or so with an article explaining more about it. 
If you have any questions, please contact our Safety Director, Peter Graham at
Have a Safe Day!