Commercial Roofer EMR Rate

Now more than ever, Progressive Roofing has proven that we hold safety as a top priority. This is easily demonstrated by our current EMR which is at an all-time low; .54 for 2018.  This is a result of our pre-job safety planning, dedicated installation crews, adherence to OSHA regulations, and world-class accident prevention teams.

Commercial Roofer EMR Rate


Our Safety Department is led by the Safety Director and Safety Coordinators that are all OSHA 500 certified, RSO qualified, and combined have over 100 years of experience.  The Safety Departments’ field personnel installs guard rails, lifeline systems, adds protection to skylights, holes, and openings, creates site-specific safety plans, performs random inspections, and continuous training for employees.


The success of your project depends on our ability to deliver both quality and safety to the project site, on time, and within budget. The business philosophy of our senior management team makes certain that safety strategies are communicated daily to our project teams. Having worked on many high profile projects with unique safety challenges, you can trust that the Safety Department of Progressive Roofing is ready to meet any challenge.

Employers in all states must comply with OSHA regulations. There is no general OSHA requirement for employers to establish or maintain a written, comprehensive safety plan or program. The focus of this section is on requirements for general safety plans or programs that have been enacted by states, and their applicability.1 Twenty-four states require a safety plan or program—sometimes called an accident prevention plan (APP), injury and illness prevention plan (IIPP), qualified loss management plan (QLMP), or safety and health management system (SHMS), among other terms—of all or some employers:
• All employers. Five states (California, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, and Washington) require a safety plan of all employers.

• High-hazard or high-risk employers. Eight states (Arkansas, Connecticut, Maine, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and Vermont) require “high hazard” or high risk employers to have a written plan. These designations are usually determined by workers’ compensation experience modifier rate (EMR), ranging from 1.2 to 2.0.2

• Employers of a minimum size. Five states require written plans only of employers beyond a certain size, the thresholds ranging from 10 to 25 employees per workplace.

• Employers self-insuring for workers’ compensation. Seventeen states specifically require that employers seeking to self-insure for workers’ compensation have written safety programs.

• Employers in specific sectors. Oregon and Michigan require all employers in the Forestry and Construction sectors, respectively, to have a written workplace safety plan. Idaho requires public sector workplaces to have written safety programs; Wisconsin limits the requirement to state employers. To learn more about your state specifically, find the printable white paper here