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 respect, integrity, innovation, loyalty, commitment and quality workmanship.

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

2016

AGC of America – Construction Safety Excellence Award

Federal and Heavy Division with over 900,000 man hours

 Cleveland Plain Dealer – Top Workplace

2015

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


2014

Thomas J. Reynolds Award for Excellence in Construction and Health from TAUC

500,000 to 1 million work hours

AGC of America - Construction Excellence Safety Award

First Place – Federal and Heavy Division with

700,000 – 1,000,000 man hours

NUCA William H. Feather Award

500,000 to 1 million hours category

Cleveland Plain Dealer – Top Workplace


2013

Ohio Contractors Association - Jerry Keller Memorial Safety Award

Division 1 – 760,000 man hours

Arcelor Mittal - Gold Safety Award for Safety Excellence

Achieved perfect safety record at Weirton, West Virginia facility

AGC of Ohio Construction Safety Excellence Award

Heavy Division; 700,001 – 1 million work hours

30th Annual Thomas J. Reynolds Award for Excellence in Construction and Health from TAUC

500,000 to 1 million work hours

Cleveland Plain Dealer – Top Workplace

Crain’s Cleveland Business – Healthiest Employer


2012

American Road and Transportation Builders Association Safety Award

Recognized as one of the safest companies with total man hours between 500,001– 1,000,000

Cleveland Plain Dealer – Top Workplaces

Crain’s Cleveland Business – Healthiest Employer


2011

Ford Motor Co. Construction Management Achievement Award

10,000 construction hours without a recordable incident

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
    Chantilly, VA
    (703) 430-1005
  • East
    Cheswick, PA
    (412) 767-9800
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