Environmental Health & Safety

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 0.62 over the last five years. Additionally, our DART Rate average over this same time period is .51, 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

2021

AGC of Colorado – ACE Awards

  • Bronze Award: “Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Project - Specialty Contractor”
  • Jack Mincher People’s Choice Award - Specialty Contractor; SRP Navajo Generating Station Decommissioning and Demolition

World Demolition Awards

  • Shortlist; Industrial Demolition Category; SRP Navajo Generating Station Decommissioning & Demolition

Engineering News-Record - Top 600 Specialty Contractors

  • Nationally ranked 9th in Demolition

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Top Workplace

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

2020

Constructors Labor Council of West Virginia – Safety Award

  • In recognition for an outstanding safety record in 2019.

Engineering News-Record - Top 600 Specialty Contractors

  • Nationally ranked 8th in Demolition

Cleveland Plain Dealer – Top Workplace | Ninth Consecutive Year

National Demolition Association – Michael J. Casbon Safety Award

  • Category C – Over 500,000 Man Hours

2019

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.

Engineering News-Record - Top 600 Specialty Contractors

  • Nationally ranked 10th in Excavation & 8th in Demolition

Cleveland Plain Dealer Top Workplace | Eighth Consecutive Year

2018

Engineering News Record Top 600 Specialty Contractors: Nationally ranked 8th in Demolition

Cleveland Plain Dealer – Top Workplace | Seventh Consecutive Year

Master Builders Association Safety Award

  • In recognition for “Excellence in Safety”

Constructors Labor Council of West Virginia – Zero Injury Safety Award In recognition for outstanding safety record and achieving zero injuries in 2017.

Supervisor Training Requirements

  • OSHA 30 for Construction
  • Fall Protection
  • Lead/Asbestos Abatement
  • Confined Space
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Qualified Person Rigging
  • Signaling
  • Aerial Lift
  • IX Supervisors Training

Trained Professionals on Staff

  • Civil Engineers
  • Professional Surveyors
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
  • In-House Certified OSHA Instructor
  • Certified Visible Emissions Reader - USEPA Method 9/22
  • Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC)
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST)
  • Safety Trained Supervisor (STS)
  • OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER
  • Lead and Asbestos Awareness

Project Management

  • OSHA 30 HR for Construction
  • IX Supervisor Training

All field/office employees are required to be certified in OSHA 10.

40 HR Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response Training (Crew & Supervisors) as needed

Contact

  • West
    Aurora, CO
    (720) 437-8862
  • Midwest Headquarters
    Independence, OH
    (216) 446-3400
  • South Atlantic
    Orlando, FL
    (407) 816-6160
  • Mid-Atlantic
    Sterling, VA
    (703) 430-1005
  • East
    Cheswick, PA
    (412) 767-9800
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