Rand is an industry leader when it comes to safety – this fact is reflected in our current EMR rating of 0.63. We believe that safety is paramount to the success of our organization, thus, we consider it as one of our core business objectives. Rand has received numerous awards for excellence in safety from organizations such as The Builders Association, Mechanical Contractors Association of America, TAUC, and NMAPC. In 2017, Rand Construction eclipsed over 2,500,000 man-hours without a lost time accident spanning over six years.
Providing a safe working environment for all Rand Employees, subcontractors, inspectors, and other on-site personnel is the number one goal of our safety program. It is the policy of Rand Construction to perform all work with the highest regard to safety for all our employees and contract associates. We are committed to providing employees with a safe and healthful workplace. Safety is of the utmost importance in the performance of all duties and will not be compromised or neglected.
Rand Construction has built a strong safety culture where everyone is accountable to protect not only themselves, but also others, in all daily activities. The result is that everyone feels responsible for safety and pursues it on a daily basis. The basis of the safety program is the belief that every person is a voice for safety and can stop work if they feel that there is an unsafe condition. Prior to employment, all employees must attend a safety orientation focusing on various job-related hazards and procedures for inspecting tools, materials and conditions of the worksite for any safety deficiencies. Before the start of each workday, the Foreman and/or Supervisor go through a “Daily Job Safety Planning Worksheet” in order to effectively review each person’s task for the day, determine what potential hazards are associated with the task, and discuss safety controls and which PPE is necessary to do the job safely.
Part of our safety culture includes the selection of subcontractors. During the subcontractor selection process, all subcontractors are required to submit their EMR, DART Rates, RIR, and OSHA 300 logs to determine if the subcontractor has a strong history of performing work safely. Subcontractor safety records are taken into consideration in determining the best subcontractor for the project. The lowest price does not always equal the best subcontractor, and Rand Construction understands that.