SAFETY Is Our First Priority

Safety Can Neither Be Ignored Nor Value-Engineered. There are NO Substitutes for Safety.

Safety is at the forefront of every responsible company. Welch and Rushe is serious about the safety of our employees, our customers, and the communities where we work. Led by our in-house Safety Manager, we have developed a safety program that meets or exceeds federal, state, and local regulations and emphasizes the OSHA Act of 1970 and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers EM-385. All employees receive safety training and our Foremen obtain training on the top nine safety certifications typically required on construction projects.

Jerry Calder

Safety Manager

Welch and Rushe Standard Top Nine Safety Certifications

OSHA-30 Certified

CPR, 1st Aid & AED Certified

Silica Dust Awareness

Fall Protection Trained

Ladder Trained

Scaffold Awareness

Confined Space

Scissor & Boom Lift Trained

Rigging Trained

RECENT SAFETY AWARDS

2019 – Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Safety Award for Outstanding Commitment to Workplace Safety

2019 – Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company Safety Award for maintaining a loss ratio of 11.65% for 5 consecutive terms

2018 – Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Safety Award for Outstanding Commitment to Workplace Safety

In the construction industry, an insurance company’s Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is a powerful indicator of a commitment to safety. It can be the difference between customers believing a company is a potentially risky hire or can be hired in confidence. Second, companies with an EMR greater than 1.0 typically pay higher workers compensation premiums, an expense that could be passed on to customers. Companies with safety programs that also focus on minimizing potential risks typically have a lower EMR. Our company has consistently earned ratings well below the 1.0 EMR national standard thanks to our knowledgeable and proactive Safety Department. Safety does not happen by chance, and it is the result of leadership, commitment, and teamwork.

Welch and Rushe Safety

Welch and Rushe believes that providing a safe and healthy work environment for all employees is essential. We strive for the highest standards in all aspects of our operations. Safety does not happen by chance, but as a result of commitment and teamwork by all employees.

Welch and Rushe has developed a safety program that meets or exceeds federal, state, and local regulations with emphasis on the OSHA Act of 1970 and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers EM-385. It is our obligation to ensure that all personnel are trained in these standards in order to safely perform their duties. The safety of the general public, our clients, personnel, and other contractors is the responsibility and number one priority of Welch and Rushe.

Mechanical Contractors Association of America

New personnel are trained through an extensive program sanctioned by the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), some topics include:

  • Hazard awareness
  • Accident prevention
  • Fall protection
  • Safe tool use
  • Welding
  • Fire Safety
  • First aid
  • CPR

Training is provided by our full-time in-house Safety Manager, an Authorized OSHA Outreach instructor, who is also a Certified First Aid/CPR/AED instructor and Certified Forklift and Aerial Lift instructor. Supplemental to the yearly training regiment, weekly jobsite and monthly safety meetings are conducted as a means to keep all employees educated on new or updated standards and practices.

Communication

Our Safety Committee is essential in keeping the line of communication open between all levels of personnel. They meet monthly to discuss current and future projects, policy or regulation changes and training needs. Additionally, all employees are encouraged to provide input on how to improve company policies, training, personal protective equipment and methods of creating a safer and healthier work environment.

Welch and Rushe’s incident rate is consistently below the industry average according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. We pride ourselves on maintaining a consistently low Experience Modification Rate. This stellar rate and associated high level of safety performance has allowed us to continually secure and complete a high percentage of our projects with the Federal Government. Welch and Rushe has been honored with safety awards from the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) and Injured Workers Insurance Fund (IWIF) for our continued exceptional safety rating.

Safety Trivia

New personnel are trained through an extensive program sanctioned by the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), some topics include:

  • Hazard awareness
  • Accident prevention
  • Fall protection
  • Safe tool use
  • Welding
  • Fire Safety
  • First aid
  • CPR

Training is provided by our full-time in-house Safety Manager, an Authorized OSHA Outreach instructor, who is also a Certified First Aid/CPR/AED instructor and Certified Forklift and Aerial Lift instructor. Supplemental to the yearly training regiment, weekly jobsite and monthly safety meetings are conducted as a means to keep all employees educated on new or updated standards and practices.

ADDRESS
Welch and Rushe, Inc.
391 Prince George’s Boulevard
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

CONTACT
Office: (301) 430-6000
Fax: (301) 430-6001

SERVICE DEPARTMENT
Direct Line and After Hours:
(301) 430-6005
Fax: (301) 430-6006

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WELCH AND RUSHE IS AN AWARD WINNING MECHANICAL AND PLUMBING CONTRACTOR LOCATED IN THE METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON, DC AREA.

ADDRESS
Welch and Rushe
391 Prince George’s Boulevard
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

CONTACT
Office: (301) 430-6000
Toll Free: (800) 683-3852
Fax: (301) 430-6001

SERVICE DEPARTMENT
Direct Line and After Hours: (301) 430-6005
Fax: (301) 430-6006

CONTACT US

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