The Core Value of Safety

Creating a safe work environment protects our company’s and our clients most valuable assets: its people. A safe environment starts with understanding how to work safely. Prioritizing safety training and supporting that training benefits our clients in the form of increased hazard recognition, leading to a reduction of incidents and risky behaviors, without compromising operating efficiency. Tate’s focus on safety has reduced our insurance rates, annually lowered our EMR and provided strong partnerships with our customers to ensure the safety of their people and property. In addition, our focus on safetyimpacts operational savings and gives Tate a market advantage over the competition.

Safety Training was robust The following documents/ programs were reviewed from the requirements in the safety manual: New Hire Checklist, Branch/ Facility Safety Checklist, Temporary Labor Safety Rules Acknowledgement and Training Checklist and Safety Orientation. All were found to be in place, use and effective.

Customer Safety Testimonial

Our safety program and comprehensive training aligns with the regulatory guidance set forth in; MOSH, VOSH, OSHA, EM 385, EPA, DOT, FMCSR, MSHA and client site specific training.

Our service teams participate in multiple forms of ongoing safety training, that are aligned with the skills needed and performed at each client location. Tate’s safety training programs include:

  • New Employee Safety Orientation
  • Stop Work Authority
  • Substance Abuse And Drug Testing Policy
  • Accident/Incident Investigation
  • Employee Participation In The Safety Program
  • Branch Facility / Site Safety Inspections
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Fleet/Driver Safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Respirator Program
  • Fall Protection/Scissor Lift/Aerial Lift
  • Powered Industrial Trucks
  • Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety
  • Emergency Action Plan
  • Fire Prevention Program
  • Hot Work
  • Electrical Safety & Arc Flash
  • Tool Safety
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Hazard Communication And Ghs
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Heat Stress Awareness
  • Confined Space
  • Environmental Policy & Waste Management
  • Safety Awareness: Process Safety Management, Ammonia, Lead, Hexavalent Chromium, Acetylene, Benzene, Hydrogen Sulfide, Asbestos
  • Safe Lifting
Additionally, Tate’s Quality Assurance Department visits client facilities on a regular basis and reviews safety procedures as part of ongoing continuous improvement.

The Experience Modifier Rate, or EMR, is a numeric representation of a business’s claims history and safety record as compared to other businesses in the same industry, within the same state. Basically the

EMR states one of three things:

  • This company is riskier than average (EMR > 1.0)
  • This company is no more or no less risky than average (EMR = 1.0)
  • This company is safer than average (EMR < 1.0)

Our low EMR started with a safety plan, actionable steps to improve safety, and training to ensure that employees are safe on the jobs. Tates Experience Modification Rating has remained extremely favorable at or below .80 for the last 5 years

This commitment to continued training helps us keep our excellent safety record, and most importantly, our employees and facilities safe.

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