Safety In Numbers

In the world of business, the Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is critical to the success of a business. This number is used by insurance companies to gauge both past cost of injuries and future chances of risk. The lower a company’s EMR, the lower the worker compensation insurance costs, (due to lower risks) which directly impacts the business bottom-line. An EMR of 1.0 is considered the industry average.

The primary way for a company to maintain a low EMR is to prevent injuries and reducing risk through an effective safety program. Suburban has long been known for its focus on safety, not only for our employees but also for the occupants of the facilities we service. Suburban’s Safety program, Safety First, has helped lower our EMR to .86, over the last year. This exceptional EMR rate has contributed to savings of nearly $50,000 for the Company, due to our lower insurance costs.

The safety practices executed by the Suburban team play an important part in reducing risk within client buildings. As a partner in facilities maintenance, Suburban operates effectively and cautiously in each building, always vigilant of potential hazards. This safety first mentality continues to be a point of differentiation and a reason why so many clients partner with Suburban.

Here are a few of the ways in which Suburban maintains a safe job site and reduces risk:

– Using wet floor signs when required
– Properly storing, using and transporting chemicals
– Practicing good housekeeping and site cleanup
– Identifying and communicating facility trip/fall hazards

Join us in congratulating Tim Butler!
Tim’s diligence in keeping our team safe along with his tremendous efforts in administrating our safety program have greatly reduced our EMR. Thus, we have proven that it truly pays to put Safety First!

Tim Butler speaking at our Partner's Meeting on May 17th, 2017.

Tim Butler speaking at our Partner’s Meeting on May 17th, 2017.