It’s all about going home…
At Jos. Schmitt & Sons, we all want to go home safe to our families. Our view of that safety is everyone’s responsibility. Jos. Schmitt & Sons has total commitment to this philosophy and anything less is not tolerated. Every employee, subcontractor, client and visitor is a valued asset to us, and we are committed to their well-being on Jos. Schmitt & Sons jobsites.
Our safety program covers:
Reduction and containment of dust and monitoring of air quality
Reduction of noise and proper scheduling of noisy activities
Containment and securing of hazardous materials
Maintenance and communication of emergency evacuation routines
Overall buildings and grounds organization and cleanliness
Safe access routes
On-site identification for all construction personnel
Proper PPE – construction attire including hard hat, safety glasses, hi-vis apparel, steel toed shoes as applicable, four inch sleeves, and gloves
Proper signage and wayfinding
We genuinely care and our EMR proves it...
Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is a procedure which utilizes the prior Worker’s Compensation claims experience of an individual policyholder to forecast or predict future losses. The rating is based on a comparison of firms doing similar types of work, and the company is rated against the average expected claims experience in each work classification for each state.
The base EMR is one; if the EMR is greater than one the company is being charged premiums higher than those of the industry average. An EMR of less than one indicates that the construction firm is being rewarded with premiums lower than industry average.
Jos. Schmitt & Sons Construction historical EMR Rates
2011 – .80
2012 – .73
2013 – .74
2014 – .70
2015 – .62
2016 – .62