Safety : Our Safety Record

Safety has always been and will continue to be the most important aspect of our company. SKMES has an excellent safety record with no significant finding from TOSHA or any other regulatory agency.

Our safety program has a direct effect on your company’s mod rate. The mod rate directly affects the cost of workers’ compensation insurance. The average experience modification rate (emr) is 1.00 and simply means that a company has average workers’ compensation losses for their industry and will pay 100% of the annual premium that is set by their state. A company with a higher emr will pay a higher percentage of their annual premium; meaning that company has experienced higher than average claims. A company with a lower emr pays less than 100% and has had lower than average claims.

SKMES has an experience modification rate of .62…

… Over 900,000 hours working without a lost time accident.
… One year without a lost time accident in 2010-2011.

We have received several awards for safety including:

  • 2012/2013/2015 AGC Construction Safety Excellence Award
  • 2012 Tennessee Governor’s Excellence in Safety Award
  • 2007/2008 ABC Gold Achievement Award
  • 2006 AGC Comp Trust zero loss ratio Award


Our company also participated in the Knoxville Convention Center’s “1 Million Hours Without a Lost Time Accident”


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