Imperial Crane improves safety rating

By D.Ann Shiffler21 October 2010

Imperial Crane in the USA has announced that it has achieved an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of .75, a record low for the company.

According to Imperial an EMR is informative and important because it represents the results of a company's safety policy. A high or low EMR can affect opportunities for potential work, the company said.

A high EMR can be costly and can close doors for future business with plants and general contractors who expect safe practices of their subcontractors. Some contractors prequalify companies with lower EMRs before getting bids.

Imperial attributes its low EMR for making it possible to continue building relationships with customers such as BP Amoco refinery in Whiting, Indiana and CITGO refinery in Lemont, Illinois.

"By participating in their safety programs and establishing our own we have created a 'Talk Safety, Live Safety' culture within Imperial our ownership and staff is dedicated to," the company said. "Imperial Crane strives to create an incident and injury free work environment by providing safety training and incentives for our employees. We not only follow OSHA regulations but anticipate and implement future policies, keeping us ahead of the curve."

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