At Opus, the safety of our associates and the general public is a priority on all of our projects.
Promoting a safe work environment is an important part of our corporate culture. Maintaining a safe job site depends on each associate knowing and understanding safe work practices. We are committed to providing consistent safety training and ensuring that each job site superintendent receives OSHA certified training.
We continually evaluate and enhance our safety programs and policies. The efficacy and strength of our safety programs are evidenced by several projects receiving Minnesota Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (MNSHARP) certifications and an insurance Experience Modification Rating (EMR) of 0.73, which is significantly better than the national industry average of 1.0.
Our jobsite supervisors are qualified and experienced in identifying and controlling hazards. Our commitment to keeping safety a priority includes required on-going safety training. All jobsite supervisors receive OSHA 30-hour certification and are encouraged to pursue additional safety-related training.
Our safety program and job site safety record have been recognized by various industry organizations The Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management campus in Mounds View, Minn., which many of our current team members worked on, received the first ever MNSHARP certification. Our team members were also the first to receive a second MNSHARP for Excelsior Crossings in Hopkins, Minn. Additionally, we were recently honored with a MNSHARP certification for our work on two projects in downtown Minneapolis, The Nic on Fifth® and Xcel Energy @ 401 Nicollet.