Risk Management & Safety Culture
The most important asset of any business is people. Our employees make it possible for GG&S to deliver exceptional services and guaranteed work that we can stand behind. For this reason, it’s important to us that all of our employees are always safe whenever and wherever they work. We have developed effective jobsite and workplace safety policies and protocols to ensure health and safety of every employee. Our safety protocols lead the industry, and they are continually updated. Read on to learn more about our safety culture, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to learn more about our safety protocols.
Our Safety Culture
GG&S is committed to the health and safety of its most important asset, our employees. Our employees stay up to date on all training, starting with a thorough New Hire Orientation that includes a complete review of our safety policies and procedures. From there, our Director of Safety makes sure everyone is competent and proficient in each daily task they are assigned to. All employees are trained in scaffold erection and dismantling in each of our scaffolding systems, as well as fall protection required for our work. All employees have the responsibility to stop any unsafe work condition at any time. Our foremen and superintendents conduct jobsite safety meetings and toolbox talks regularly. Our employees are trained in all areas of our daily work from forklifts, boom lifts, powder actuated tools, silica, CPR, OSHA 10, OSHA 30, and scaffolding systems.
Experience Modification Ratings
The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) performs many tasks with the goal of keeping workers safe. Best known for maintaining the workers’ compensations system, the NCCI also developed a safety scale called the experience modification rating (EMR). These ratings indicate the risk and assessed cost of offering workers’ compensation insurance to a specific company. The EMR fluctuates based on a variety of factors, but businesses that prove to provide a safe work environment are typically rewarded with lower EMRs. The GG&S team is proud to report that our safety culture means the NCCI’s EMR for our business has dropped annually over the last three years as follows:
- 2017: 0.86
- 2018: 0.76
- 2019: 0.73
Bonding & Insurance
To ensure our team members are always protected on the job and adequately compensated for their efforts, GG&S partners with MHBT, Inc., a Marsh McLennon Agency, to provide for our insurance and bonding needs. For references, please contact Jeremy Sandusky with MHBT, Inc. or Sheila Timmons with CNA. Currently, we obtain bonds through Merchants Bonding Surety.