Academy Roofing & Sheet Metal Co, we are committed to the safety of our employees and customers. It is a basic responsibility for every employee to be mindful of their own safety and the safety of others as part of their daily work.
Regardless of the capacity in which he or she functions, this responsibility must be accepted for anyone conducting affairs for the company. The cooperation of our employees and management with this policy provides safe working conditions and accident-free performance.
Calculated by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, our current Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is .58 — compared to the national average of 1.00. This means our worker's compensation losses are nearly half of the industry average and our insurance premiums are half as much as well. This is a win-win situation. Our employees are working in a safer environment while we save money at the same time.
Dick Belz is our dedicated Safety Director. With over 40 years in the industry and over 12 years in his current position, Dick gives our company the resources we need to achieve our safety goals. He makes sure each employee is aware of all the regulations required to be safe while ensuring that we are following OSHA regulations.
Our continuing training of our employees is second-to-none. All of our field personnel have completed a minimum of 10 hours of OSHA training. Fifteen of our employees have
30 hours of OSHA training. All foremen and lead men are required to finish CPR and First Aid training. All employees are required to complete fall protection training. We have over 60 employees that are certified in asbestos abatement. It is required that every employee attends weekly and monthly safety meetings. Due to the exposure of falls daily, every monthly safety meeting includes a segment on Fall Protection. We have a Safety Committee that meets once a month to discuss field situations at current job sites.
is everyone’s responsibility; let’s go be safe out there."
- Dick Belz.