Supervisory personnel participate in an annual training session at the beginning of the construction season to re-energize and improve knowledge on a variety of topics. These topics range from regulations and programs such as Hazard Communication, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to First Aid and CPR, as well as personnel issues. Guest speakers, who are experts in their field, are brought in from industry, regulatory agencies, insurance, and other professionals to assist with these educational meetings.
The diligence of these efforts is evidenced on an annual basis when the workers’ compensation experience modifier or Experience Mod is received from the insurance broker. This Experience Mod is calculated from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) based on the claims experience for the previous three years. The lower the Mod Rate, the better the safety record, and proof that the employee training and awareness is working.