Safety

A core value that has earned us recognition

Safety is part of EWMI’s culture and takes precedence in all we do. We have a PA State Certified Safety Committee, regulated by and adhering to Pennsylvania State DLI guidelines. As a result, we’re extremely proud of our outstanding safety record:

  • We have accumulated over 1 million work hours without an LTI (lost time injury).
  • We reached over three and a half years without a recordable incident and currently hold a 0.37 three-year average TRIR.

EWMI received the Pennsylvania
2017 Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence
Issued by the PA Department of Labor & Industry

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  • 2019 Chesapeake Region Safety Council Award of Excellence - Platinum

    2019 Chesapeake Region Safety Council Award of Excellence — Platinum

  •  Presentation of the 2019 Chesapeake Region Safety Council Award of Excellence - Platinum

    2019 Chesapeake Region Safety Council Award of Excellence — Platinum

  • 2017 Chesapeake Region Safety Council Award of Excellence - Platinum

    2017 Chesapeake Region Safety Council Award of Excellence — Platinum

  • 2017 Governor's Award

    2017 Governor’s Award

  • 2017 Governor's Award

    2017 Governor’s Award

  • 2017 Governor's Award

    2017 Governor’s Award

  • 2017 Governor's Award

    2017 Governor’s Award

  • Annual Governor’s Occupational Safety & Health Conference in Hershey, PA

    Annual Governor’s Occupational Safety & Health Conference in Hershey, PA

Daily safety tailgate meetings

Before the start of every workday at each job site, the project manager conducts a safety meeting with the crew. This helps to ensure that safety is always top of mind for everyone involved in a project.

Blue Card safety observations

For each project, crew members are given “Blue Cards,” a handy form that allows them to fully document any safety-related issues they observe — good or bad. Our health & safety manager reviews the cards and promptly takes the necessary action to rectify an unsafe situation or acknowledge positive safety situations. These observations provide important leading indicators that are used to continually improve our safety programs and culture.

EWMI Safety Observation Card

Stop Work Authority Policy

This program establishes the Stop Work Authority (SWA) of all team members and contractors to suspend individual tasks or group operations when the control of Health, Safety or Environmental (HSE) risk is not clearly recognized or understood and/or equipment service is compromised. It is the policy of Environmental Waste Minimization Inc. and Rapid Response Inc. (EWMI/RRI) that:

  • All team members have the authority and responsibility to stop any task or operation where concerns or questions regarding the control of HSE exist.
  • No work will resume until all stop work issues and concerns have been effectively addressed.
  • Any form of retribution or intimidation directed at any team member or company for exercising their authority as outlined in this program will not be tolerated.
EWMI Work Stop Authority card
Every Job SAFETY Every Day

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Days since last recordable injury

9.9

Five-year average TRIR

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Major safety awards

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Commitment to safety