One of the founding principles of our company is a strong commitment to safety. This is expressed through our ongoing safety programs, our culture of compliance, and our lower than industry average EMR rating.

Commitment to Safety 

Ensuring everyone on our job sites goes home to their families each night is our primary concern. To this end, Hall-Irwin’s management team has created a safety training program complete with training requirements, educational materials, and regular meetings led by inside and outside safety experts.  Ongoing training records are created for each employee in their respective discipline. Training programs are conducted in all areas of business operation. We make sure to meet OSHA 1910, OSHA 1926, MSHA, DOT, and EPA standards.

Safety and Accident Prevention Plan

Hall-Irwin prepares a Safety and Accident Prevention Plan for each contract we enter. This plan identifies policies and procedures to be implemented at each job site, and highlights any potential hazards associated with the project. The plan is communicated to all individuals involved with the project at the Preconstruction meetings, and is made available for review throughout the entirety of the project. Hall-Irwin practices superior housekeeping and maintenance of our job sites and handles contamination in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.

Dupont STOP program

The Dupont STOP program has been in use for the past ten years. This program attempts to eliminate injuries by positively reminding workers of safe work habits, proper use of equipment, and the consistent use of personal protective gear. Each employee is responsible for integrating these safety and health principles into their day-to-day job operations. STOP cards and proper Job Hazard Analyses (JHA) are conducted on each working site. Year to date, Hall-Irwin has had zero loss time incidences and our current Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is 1.17. Hall-Irwin is proud to state that we have not had any OSHA Citations, which is all thanks to our safety-minded team.


For those not familiar with EMR, it is the number used by insurance companies to gauge past cost of injuries and future chances of risk. The lower the EMR, the lower the cost of workers compensation insurance premiums. An EMR of 1.0 is considered the industry average.


EMR History

2018 – EMR .78

2019 – EMR .78

2020 – EMR 1.17