EMR and Safety
Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is a number used by insurance companies to gauge risk. They use past cases of lost time and recordable injuries to asses a company’s chance of future incidents. An EMR of 1.0 is considered industry standard. Underground Services continually maintains an EMR rating lower than industry average.
We are very proud of our commitment to safety every day. All of our employees complete OSHA training, defensive driving, and first aid/CPR courses. Many also have the additional OSHA 40 HAZWOPER certification. We also complete industry specific training and safety courses for the sites we visit such as pharmaceutical, research, and industrial facilities, power plants, and airports. We have personnel trained in multiple railroad sites such as Amtrak, CSX, Conrail, and Septa. Our workforce is also trained as ATSSA Flaggers and can operate on roadways while protecting the project and the public safety. We maintain access cards to military facilities and TWIC cards for access to ports and other security sensitive areas. We will complete any training requirements that may be needed for a specific site or client.