Safety Excellence

We take pride in our six decades of awards for jobsite safety. But while awards are nice, that’s not what motivates us. Our comprehensive corporate safety program has one overarching goal: for everyone to go home safely every day.

Our commitment to safety is supported by an integrated team of health and safety professionals dedicated to meeting any workplace challenge or site condition by developing programs, policies, and training specific to project needs.

Our Safety Numbers Tell a Story

Everyone in the industry talks about their impressive safety record. We’ve got the numbers to back ours up! 0.80 Experience Modifier Rate (EMR). Over 2,400 Safety Training Sessions Per Year. 0.57 Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR).


Our commitment to safety begins with top management, extends through all levels of supervision, and is regularly communicated to all craft personnel. We implement our comprehensive safety program on all project sites. Our safety professionals develop policies and programs to ensure that Ames is a safe and productive place to work and that our project sites are safe for anyone moving through them. Supervisors receive ongoing training to improve skills and maintain safety excellence.


More than 50 experienced Ames safety and health professionals work with each production team to evaluate safety measures for each project. During construction, safety and supervisory staff continually monitor the work environment to identify and eliminate potential hazards and assure full regulatory compliance. Ames is highly experienced in working in a variety of industries regulated by OSHA, MSHA, Bureau of Reclamation, DOT, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and others.

Proactive Approach

We take a proactive approach to loss control, identifying safety issues before they occur using a customized safety audit system. Workforce candidates must pass a pre-employment substance abuse screening, and our Substance Abuse Policy includes post-accident and random screenings. New employees participate in an introductory jobsite safety orientation. All craft employees participate in weekly toolbox safety meetings, and task-specific safety briefings are provided at the beginning of each work day.