Sargent has an EMR of 0.52 (as of 1/1/2023) 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.
Safety is the common denominator of every activity we perform.
At Sargent, we believe that no amount of productivity is worth putting our employee-owners at risk. We prefer managing unsafe conditions and behaviors than managing incidents, which allows us to manage more opportunities.
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.
Adam earned a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health through Keene State College. He worked in residential construction doing exterior finish work before getting an internship with a manufacturing company in Amesbury, MA. He works with crews and subcontractors to maintain safety compliance throughout the Sargent Projects. Identifying and mitigating safety hazards and making sure all employees are trained and competent in the work that they are performing is his top priority.
Adam has a degree in Environmental Science from the Community College of the Air Force. He spent seven years being part of a civil engineering squadron in the Air Force where he served as safety NCO. His squadron worked on roads and runways, installed underground utilities, built and maintained base infrastructure, and completed large construction projects overseas where they would build entire forward operating bases from the ground up. At Sargent, he believes it’s important to conduct inspections to help identify any hazards and help find ways to mitigate them, while providing training to give up-to-date information on safety practices and procedures.