Merit's Commitment to Job Safety - Safety First!
At Merit Electrical Group, we take seriously our responsibility to keep our employees safe. Merit is a company committed to safety education, communication and prevention. We provide our employees regular safety training and testing, including OSHA-10, First Aid and CPR, Aerial Lift Training, Confined Space Safety and more.
Merit has established a safety committee that meets monthly and performs regular safety inspections at the job sites. Daily safety task analyses and weekly toolbox talks keep our crews alert and aware of the ever-changing conditions in which they work. All employees are encouraged to identify and mitigate potential hazards. We at Merit also work closely with safety consultants to ensure every electrical project is performed safely.
Merit is a dedicated subscriber to the STEP safety program. Established in 1989 by the Associated Builders and Contractors National Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Committee, the Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) program was developed and written by contractors, for contractors. The program provides contractors with an organized approach for analyzing and developing safety and loss prevention programs. The key component in the STEP process forms a 20-point guide to starting, updating or auditing a company-wide safety program. It incorporates OSHA requirements with self-assessments to give a full, wide ranging report on the effectiveness of a company's Safety Program. All companies claim that safety is a priority, but with STEP we can prove it! As a result of the STEP program and the employees' dedication to safety training, Merit has incurred only one reportable incident in the last four years.
Merit is a proud STEP participant and STEP award recipient every year since the company was incorporated in 2006.