At Forest Electric New York (Forest NY), safety is not only a priority, it is a core value of our business. We are tremendously proud of the effort we have put into our safety program—from continuous education to investment in the latest tools and equipment to empowering our foreman to be proactive—which has helped us achieve an exceptional safety record.
We have made a firm commitment to the goal of achieving zero injuries so that each one of our employees may return home safely at the end of every day. And, as an EMCOR company, we are proud to be part of a network of contractors and facilities services providers around the country all committed to the same goal.
To achieve this goal, Forest NY has adopted and adheres to the EMCOR Zero Injury Performance Plan which outlines the following guidelines for achieving zero injuries:
We constantly review our safety programs and policies, attend regional and national safety conferences, and update our practices according to the latest research. To implement these changes, we employ a safety committee made up of a diverse group of office personnel and lead foremen each looking at safety from their unique perspective. This committee helps ensure our safety policies are current, standardized throughout the organization, and applicable to the ever-changing environment we work in.
Each Forest NY employee, regardless of position, accepts his or her role in safety and performance. We actively encourage employees to stand up for safety whenever they feel a situation is hazardous or unsafe.
All employees have the ability to stop work they feel may put themselves or others in danger. And, our executive team works tirelessly to help ensure employees have the training, gear, and management backing they need to protect themselves and their fellow electricians from incidents.
The goal of all of our safety protocols is to develop a company-wide culture that is fully committed to helping ensure that every team member makes it home safe at the end of every day.
As a testament to the quality of our program, we have been recognized with a Gold Safety Award from Highwire, which are presented to companies who register a score of at least 85 percent on Highwire’s rigorous Safety Assessment Program. The program provides a thorough, objective, and consistent evaluation of safety performance.
Highwire not only accounts for traditional lagging safety indicators like DART and EMR scores, but also makes a robust assessment of a company’s implementation and maintenance of critical safety management systems and protocols. We are proud of this recognition, which demonstrates our team's diligent commitment to safety.