Safety Commitment

Our commitment to safety at REESE is evident in our safety awards and our industry-leading experience modification rate (EMR). Used as a nutshell indicator of a company’s commitment to safety and overall management competence, an EMR lower than 1.0 indicates better-than-average performance as compared to other companies in the same industry. Our 11/1/17 EMR is .66.

Our safety culture is accompanied by a strong commitment to productivity. It’s our success at both that makes REESE the contractor of choice for railroads and utilities, and a favorite of all our customers.

 Safety Training and Certifications

  • Yearly first aid and CPR training
  • Yearly EHAP (electrical hazard awareness program) training for vegetation management workers
  • MSHA (mine safety health administration) training for workers in quarries and mines
  • DOT pipeline operator qualification training for workers locating pipelines and installing markers
  • State-specific herbicide applicators licensing
  • Site- or owner-specific safety training
  • Our railroad division has won National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) safe contractor awards for six consecutive years.
  • e-RAILSAFE verification for all rail workers
  • All company vehicles are equipped with GPS tracking devices

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