When it comes to contract execution at Summit Contracting, safety is a Core Value. We strive to complete every task, and ultimately every project, with zero accidents. Safety is what gets employees home at the end of a long day. And Safety being a Core Value is what makes Summit Contracting and other Irex companies the top choice in the construction industry.
Every Summit Contracting manager takes full responsibility for the safety performance and wellbeing of every person in his or her operation. Additionally, all supervisors take responsibility for the safety performance and safety of the people who report to them, and each member in the field or in the office takes responsibility for his or her own personal safety performance. Assisting these individuals are field safety managers in individual Irex Contracting Group companies, as well as a full-time Irex staff of safety and risk management professionals.
In 2011, Summit Contracting achieved an OSHA recordable incident rate of 0. Its lost time incident rate was 0, and its current EMR is 0.69. As a reference, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) U.S. Department of Labor latest (2011) estimate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses for Special Trade Contractors NAICS 2389 is 4.6, the industry average for recordable incident rate is 4.2, and the industry average for lost time incident rate is 1.8.