PITTSBURG, CALIF. — Performance Mechanical Inc., a subsidiary of EMCOR Group Inc., has been named the recipient of two awards — the President’s Safety Award and Excellence in Safety Award — by the the Construction Employers’ Association, an organization in Northern California, representing union commercial building contractors.
The President's Safety Award recognizes firms with a safety program that exceeds the industry standard. PMI received the award for meeting the following criteria: a total incident rate 50% below the industry average, a lost workday incident rate 50% below the industry average, an experience modification rate < 0.70, and demonstration of an active training program that includes the number and names of employees trained in safety programs, such as OSHA 10 Hour and First Aid/CPR.
The Excellence in Safety award was given to the company for meeting the following criteria: a total incident rate 25% below the industry average, a lost workday incident rate 25% below the industry average, an experience modification rate <1.0, a flat or negative experience modification trend, and an active safety training program.
“At PMI and within the entire EMCOR organization we are passionate about the safety of our workers and their safe return home from work every day,” said Donald Silva, president of PMI Inc. “We have made a commitment to the goal of achieving zero accidents and won’t be satisfied until we’ve met that goal. We are extremely gratified to be recognized for these efforts, and we thank our employees for their dedication and continued support of our critical safety programs.”
PMI’s commitment to safety is part of a multi-tiered, integrated approach that includes a Zero Accident Program and other initiatives such as the Be There for Life Program, which is designed to educate employees and their families about the importance of safety through use of workplace posters, company newsletters, mailings and a number of other tactics. EMCOR also conducts regional Target Zero Safety Conferences, bringing together industry professionals from its operating companies and partners to share information and successful strategies.
“We are extremely proud of our industry leading safety record,” noted Silva. “But with safety, we can never be satisfied or complacent. Our efforts on behalf of our employees will remain a key focus and we will always strive for continuous improvement.”