Safety

Our Commitment to Safety

Full-Time Safety Department

Area Erectors Inc maintains a strong commitment to safety, with Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) guidelines as a minimum, from the president down through all offices to field employees. 

Area Erectors as a whole is deeply committed to enforcing a 100% 6-foot fall protection rule on all job sites. Area has a full-time safety department that focuses on and assists in the preplanning phase to mitigate hazards whenever possible. Jobs are continuously monitored through safety audits by a competent person as defined by OSHA. 

Contact us about your project at any of our 4 convenient locations: Rockford, Peoria, Chicago, and Rochelle.

A Focus on Policy Enforcement and Proper Training

Area’s safety department works together with all of our offices to ensure policies and procedures are being enforced. Additionally, we ensure all employees are properly trained and understand the importance of safety in the performance of their jobs.

Continuous and ongoing training of our employees is crucial to our success. Along with the local unions, employees are offered numerous training opportunities in the specific scope of work that Area Erectors performs. 

Area’s safety record reflects an experience modification rate (EMR) that is below the industry norm.

Training Programs

Training programs run throughout the calendar year and as required by project-specific contracts to ensure our safety culture. 
  • 10-hour and 30-hour OSHA
  • First aid and CPR / AED
  • Suspended / supported (City of Chicago) scaffold
  • Rigging
  • Signaling
  • Rough terrain forklifts
  • Lift training
Area has reinforced this culture of safety with its participation in the substance abuse program through IMPACT implemented through the Ironworkers International Union. The IMPACT program includes pre-employment, annual, for-cause, post-accident, and random testing. 

Corporate Safety Director, Jeff Hardison, is available to answer questions about safety concerns. He can be reached via email.
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