Tag: emr

Electro-magnetic radiation is a kind of radiation including visible light, radio waves, gamma rays, and X-rays, in which electric and magnetic fields vary simultaneously.

Safety: Using the EMR

“LBJ took the IRT down to Main Street USA. When he got there, what did he see? The youth of America on LSD” – Hair (musical) 1967.

“LBJ,” “IRT,” and “LSD” are initialisms. We hear, recognize, and use initialisms daily. Many are familiar: MD, NFL, MTV, ASAP, DOA, CIA….  But EMR is not EMR,

The Thundering Hoofbeats of the Dreaded EMR

The Thundering Hoofbeats of the Dreaded EMR

Similar to those of our brothers in the construction industry, waste management activities rarely find themselves extolled as models of safety excellence. In fact, worse than dismal, our safety performance occupies the anchor position of EPA’s most dangerous list.

In our companion publication, Grading & Excavation Contractor, we’ve been watching an

Safety: Lessons in Safety From the Best

Safety: Lessons in Safety From the Best

Talk about a safety culture. Western Construction Group, St. Louis, MO, recently announced that it has achieved an Experience Modification Rating (EMR) of 0.55, which indicates that the company has an exceptionally good safety record.

Lessons in Safety From the Best

Lessons in Safety From the Best

Talk about a safety culture. Western Construction Group, St. Louis, MO, recently announced that it has achieved an Experience Modification Rating (EMR) of 0.55, which indicates that the company has an exceptionally good safety record. “Western is proud to make note of its EMR rating of 0.55,” says Ken Black,

Driving Down Your EMR

It’s been said that construction safety management should consist of gentle pressure, relentlessly applied. And you need to freshen up your safety program now and then; nobody wants the safety effort to grow stale. If it does, workers start to expect safety incentives as a matter of course, not something

Walmart Returns to Center Stage

As many of you will remember, Walmart, the world’s largest retailer pioneered a construction site stormwater and erosion and sediment control training program in 2004 in response to a consent decree offered by USEPA The program required all would-be contractors to provide the names of one project manager and two

Playing Smart by Working Safely

Is the construction industry inherently so unsafe that nothing can be done about it? A number of construction firms have proven that this just isn’t so. Here are steps some of them have taken to achieve outstanding safety records.

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