Keeping Our Greatest Resource Safe

Keeping Our Greatest Resource Safe

Our mission is to ensure the safety of all employees and to minimize accidents. We strive to accomplish these goals by identifying areas of risk, evaluating them for solutions, and controlling loss—through diligent training and compliance with OSHA and MSHA regulations.

We seek to reduce any adverse effects of unpredictable events, through careful analysis of each job and through management commitment and employee participation.

“Safety is everyone’s responsibility, but you and I have a special responsibility for making the DiGeronimo Companies the safest and best place to work.”

- Victor DiGeronimo Jr., President

At Independence Excavating, 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 excellence, integrity, honesty and quality.

Safety Starts with the Right Training and Equipment

DiGeronimo Companies Safety Day Breakfast

DiGeronimo Companies Safety Day Breakfast

To achieve our goals at Independence Excavating, 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, such as 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.

Our Reputation for Safety is in the Numbers

We pride ourselves on being one of the safest trade specialty contractors in the business. Independence Excavating’s safety record speaks for itself.

Over the last 5 years, we have averaged 745,293 total worker hours per year.

Our Experience Modification Rate, a key indicator of overall on-the-job safety and risk management, has averaged 0.52. Additionally, our DART Rate average over this same time period is .34 which is well below the industry average.

Safe Enough to Self Insure

Few companies in our industry can self insure their workers’ compensation. In October 2005, the State of Ohio granted Independence Excavating the ability to self-insure our workers’ compensation program. That attests to our outstanding safety record.

Contact our Estimating Department for more information.

“Independence completed several demolition jobs for American Electric Power in order to make way for new construction as part of an environmental upgrade project. These demolition tasks were not easy, and if safety & health were not controlled, injuries could have occurred. I.E. safety was on site conducting safety inspections, OSHA training, and monitoring the lead abatement process. The safety professionals that I worked with were knowledgeable and very cooperative in conforming to American Electric Power safety & health requirements.”

-Jarrett Quoyle, M.S., OHST
American Electric Power