Sargent has an EMR of 0.55 (as of 1/1/2021) thanks to the dedication and daily safety efforts of our employee-owners. EMR (experience modification rating) is a metric used to set workers’ compensation insurance rates. A score of < 1.0 indicates high safety standards and results. While this metric doesn’t tell the entire story of our safety program, it’s a strong indicator of how safely our people perform.Experience Modification Rate (EMR) explained
Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is a number used by insurance companies to gauge both past cost of injuries and future chances of risk. The lower the EMR of your business, the lower your worker compensation insurance premiums will be. An EMR of 1.0 is considered the industry average.
There is an old American proverb that states, “better safe than sorry.” It’s that basic. Safety is the common denominator of every activity we perform.
As a company, we believe building America is a noble calling and a task worth accomplishing. We believe no productivity or profit level justifies exposing our people to undue hazards. We will always strongly prefer mitigating hazards instead of managing injuries.
Cameron is our safety director. Before joining the Sargent family, he worked in various safety roles for companies throughout the Midwest and New England. Cameron enjoys building relationships with employees at every level of our company, and he says that developing trust with each team member is one of the keys to promoting a safe environment. When he’s not working, you can find Cameron enjoying the outdoors.
Arthur has more than 20 years in the safety field. He started his safety career with Champion International at the Costigan mill. This is his third tour with Sargent. Arthur retired with 23 years of military service from the United States Marine Corps and Maine Army National Guard. He has been married to his wife Julie since 1988.
Justin has been working in human resources since 2002 and took on new responsibilities in safety when he joined Sargent in 2016. He strives to provide people with productive and safe career options in the construction industry.