Keeping Our Greatest Resource Safe
At Independence Demolition, we believe that people are our number one resource. That's why we put such a priority on safety.
Many companies tout their safety record. While our record is impressive, it's the philosophy and culture behind it that ensures our people stay safe for years to come. Safety is a core part of our company values of People, Performance, and Community.
Safety Starts with the Right Equipment
We provide ongoing safety training and education to all employees. That includes supplying them with all necessary equipment to protect themselves out in the field. Our safety team performs regular audits to monitor the effectiveness of training and determine when reinforcement is necessary.
Recognizing Our Safest Employees
We don't just promote safety - we reward it. Our recognition programs, Safety Pays and Pride and Professionalism, honor employees for their dedication to safe work practices. These programs continue to remind employees that safety is everyone's job.
Over 1,000,000 Worker Hours Per Year
Our Experience Modification Rate, a key indicator of overall on-the-job safety and risk management, has averaged 0.53 over the last five years. Additionally, our DART Rate average over this same time period is .26, which is well below the industry average.
Safe Enough to Self Insure
Few companies in our industry can self insure their workers’ compensation. Since 2005, the State of Ohio granted Independence Demolition the ability to self-insure our workers’ compensation program. That attests to our outstanding safety record.
Awards and Recognition
TAUC; Thomas J. Reynolds Award for Excellence in Construction and Health - Certificate of Achievement in recognition of outstanding safety performance including Days Away, Restricted or Transferred Rate 25% or more below the national average.
- Category I: Over 1,000,000 man-hours; DART Rate: 0.75
National Demolition Association – Michael J. Casbon Safety Award
Category C – Over 500,000 Man Hours
Cleveland Plain Dealer – Top Workplace | Ninth Consecutive Year
Thomas J. Reynolds Award for Excellence in Construction and Health from TAUC
Contractors Association of West Virginia Safety Award - In recognition for our safety record in 2018.
Cleveland Plain Dealer – Top Workplace | Eighth Consecutive Year
Engineering News Record Top 600 Specialty Contractors: Nationally ranked 8th in Demolition
Cleveland Plain Dealer – Top Workplace | Seventh Consecutive Year
Constructors Labor Council of West Virginia – Zero Injury Safety Award In recognition for outstanding safety record and achieving zero injuries in 2017.
Engineering News Record Top 600 Specialty Contractors - Nationally ranked 6th in Demolition
AGC of DC Washington Contractors Awards Best Corporate Safety Program – Subcontractor $150-300M
AGC of Ohio – Construction Safety Excellence Award Heavy over 1 Million Hours
AGC of America Construction Safety Excellence Award Third Place – Heavy Division with over 1,000,000 man-hours
Thomas J. Reynolds Award for Excellence in Construction and Health from TAUC - 500,000 to 1 million work hours
Cleveland Plain Dealer Top Workplace | Sixth Consecutive Year
Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania Safety Award Recognized for working the 2016 construction season without a Lost Time Accident.
Engineering News Record Top 600 Specialty Contractors - Nationally ranked 8th in Demolition
Ohio Contractors Association – Jerry Keller Memorial Safety Award - Division II: Best Safety Record with 1,273,786 Hours
AGC of DC - Washington Contractors Awards
- Best Corporate Safety Program – Subcontractor $150-300M
- Subcontractor of the Year
Cleveland Plain Dealer – Top Workplace AGC of America
Constructors Labor Council of West Virginia – Safety Achievement Award - Recognition of outstanding safety record
AGC of America - Washington Contractors Safety Award - Merit Award for Corporate Safety Program and Safety Excellence – Subcontracts under $150 Million
Cleveland Plain Dealer – Top Workplace