Safety to Leopardo means sending our more than 400 employees home to their families every night. It’s our number one priority–it always has been and always will be.
Leopardo consistently sets the safety bar higher than other contractors even strive to reach. Our overall Experience Modification Rate (EMR) and Incident Rate are consistently and significantly lower than the national averages. In fact, our current EMR puts Leopardo in the top 3 percent of contractors in the nation. Unlike our competitors, who are mostly comprised of office staff, Leopardo also employs and protects a field force of more than 200, which makes our industry-leading numbers even more impressive.
We start each project with a job-specific safety plan coupled with our company’s comprehensive risk management program that includes environment, health and safety. This approach contributes to our overall insurance modifier that is significantly lower than industry averages, and lends to our ultimate goal of zero incidents.
We are among the first builders in the Midwest to utilize innovative SafetyNet predictive analysis, which uses handheld onsite computer devices to streamline the collection, analysis and dissemination of job site safety information, enabling Leopardo to take preventative actions before at-risk behaviors or conditions become incidents. The results are reduced risks, fewer incidents, increased communication and competency, and continuous improvement. It also lowers insurance, administrative and healthcare costs, which ultimately means the most cost-efficient project for our clients. We are also among only a handful of contractors nationwide that has proactively partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in order to achieve the highest levels of safety on larger projects.