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IES Has one of the Best Safety Records of All National Companies

IES Communications recognizes that project productivity is directly correlated to safety performance. One accident or injury can cause schedule delays, hard and soft cost increases, and cause you to miss your deadlines. More importantly, injuries to precious human assets are not acceptable to IES Communications, their families or our customers. As part of our program, IES Communications employees receive extensive safety training before starting work and also receive project-specific safety orientation at the job site.

Safety First

IES Holdings, Inc. (IES, Inc.) a holding company that owns and manages operating subsidiaries recognizes that project productivity is directly correlated to safety performance. One accident or injury can cause schedule delays, hard and soft cost increases, and cause you to miss your deadlines. More importantly, injuries to precious human assets are not acceptable to IES Communications, their families or our customers.

As part of our program, IES Communications employees receive extensive safety training before starting work and also receive project-specific safety orientation at the job site.

Experience Modification Ratio (EMR)

EMR reflects overall safety record and is applied to a company’s insurance premium. A lower EMR means fewer accidents and a lower cost of insurance.

IES: 0.55 
Industry Average:  1.00

OSHA Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR)

IES: 1.49
Industry Average: 3.0

Days Away, Restricted or Transferred Case Rate (DART)

OSHA lost Time ratio reflects nonfatal injuries that cause any loss or time from work beyond the day or shift it occurs.  A lower Lost Time Ratio means fewer injuries and increased safety and productivity performance.

IES: 0.84

Industry Average: 1.4

*- OSHA 2015 Reports – reporting for IES, Inc.

 

 

Why you benefit:

  • Our top safety rating ensures project productivity
  • Our award-winning safety reputation complements your reputation
  • Our highly-trained employees reduce downtime and insurance costs

Our ranking as the nation’s third largest specialty contractor is due to the unwavering commitment to safety built directly into our organizational structure.  Our Vice President of Safety is accountable directly to the CEO, and every branch has dedicated safety personnel.  Every project has personnel designated for safety, and every workday begins with a safety meeting at each job site.  All IES Communications employees are empowered with Stop Work Authority to take action when safety is a concern.  Our safety goal is simple: no injuries and no time lost due to accidents.  From the careful screening and on-boarding of employees, to institutionalized and continuous training, to rigorous ongoing safety programs and safety updates on every project, safety is always the top priority at IES Communications.

We measure every aspect of our safety program. Our Safety Manual includes New Employee Orientation, Safety Expectations, Communications and Reporting and Incident Reports. A monthly safety summary report, including our performance and Recordable Incident Rate, Lost-Time Incident Rate, Claims Cost and cost per hour, is distributed across the company. We also have an in-house Safety Performance Index and internal rating system to ensure continuous improvement throughout the organization.

 

 

 

 

Industry Recognition

cornhusker-chapter Cornhusker Project Safety Excellence Award for Wheelen Energy Project
iec-cna IEC/CNA Safety Excellence Award
abc ABC National Safety Excellence Award – Independent Electrical Contractors
gtbr Golden Triangle Business Roundtable Award
abc ABC Platinum Level Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Award
curt CURT Construction Industry Safety Excellence Award
greatplains Great Plains Safety and Health Contractor Vanguard of Honor
iec-cna IEC-CNA Safety Award