COMMITTED TO

SAFETY

At Commonwealth Electric, we are not only committed to excellence but also committed to providing a safe workplace for our employees.

COMMMITTED TO

SAFETY

Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest is a 100% employee-owned, full-service electrical and low voltage contractor located in Arizona, Iowa, and Nebraska.

In an industry as fast-paced, high-risk, and technical as the electrical industry, safety is absolutely our highest priority. Our crews are never onsite without being properly equipped with the tools and training to practice the highest level of electrical safety standards. In addition, Commonwealth Electric goes above and beyond when it comes to the initial and continued assessment of project locations to ensure that electrical safety is adhered to and adjusted for every project.

“Here at Commonwealth, safety is not just something we have to do. It is part of who we are.

-T Michael Price, President/CEO

WE ARE COMMITTED TO:

  •  Communicating safety expectations and best practices.
  • Providing the necessary resources to encourage electrical safety in the workplace.
  • Staying incident and injury-free.

For many years Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest has been recognized for their achievements in safety excellence by The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). The NECA Recognition of Safety Achievement program recognizes companies that have consistently low OSHA recordable injury rates and implement internal company safety practices.

2021 OSHA Total Recordable Incident Rate

2021 Experience Modification Rating

Here are some of the practices we implement to ensure the safety of our employees:

SAFETY ORIENTATION TRAINING

All our field staff are required to participate in our safety orientation training before stepping foot onto any jobsite.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

Hardhats, safety glasses, hand protection, and other required PPE are used at every job site at all times.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

Hardhats, safety glasses, hand protection, and other required PPE are used at every job site at all times.

Administration of Proper Training

We facilitate training for NFPA 70E compliance, CPR and first aid certification, confined space entry, safe temporary electric installations, powder actuated tool certification and safety, electrical lock out/tag out procedures, excavation and trench safety, and more safety related topics. In addition to our in-house training, all CECM journeymen and foremen have successfully completed the 10-hour OSHA certification courses. All our project managers have successfully completed the 30-hour OSHA certification course.

Administration of Proper Training

We facilitate training for NFPA 70E compliance, CPR and first aid certification, confined space entry, safe temporary electric installations, powder actuated tool certification and safety, electrical lock out/tag out procedures, excavation and trench safety, and more safety related topics. In addition to our in-house training, all CECM journeymen and foremen have successfully completed the 10-hour OSHA certification courses. All our project managers have successfully completed the 30-hour OSHA certification course.

SAFETY AWARD PROGRAM

All employees are encouraged, and rewarded, for bringing forth new ideas that will help eliminate injuries and accidents.

COMMONWEALTH ELECTRIC SAFETY COMMITTEES

Each of our branches’ safety committees meet quarterly to review accidents and safety suggestions, implement new safety ideas, coordinate safety training, and manage other safety functions.

EQUIPMENT INSPECTIONS

All tools, equipment, company vehicles, and machinery are inspected thoroughly and frequently.

EQUIPMENT INSPECTIONS

All tools, equipment, company vehicles, and machinery are inspected thoroughly and frequently.

WEEKLY TOOLBOX TALK SAFETY MEETINGS

Every week, each job site conducts a Toolbox Talk safety meeting that highlights various safety practices.

CORPORATE SAFETY STAFF

Our corporate safety staff ensures Commonwealth Electric is compliant with all safety regulations, as well as supporting our field staff with on-site safety managers.

CORPORATE SAFETY STAFF

Our corporate safety staff ensures Commonwealth Electric is compliant with all safety regulations, as well as supporting our field staff with on-site safety managers.

SITE SAFETY INSPECTIONS

Every job site receives site safety inspections to ensure each project location is practicing the highest safety standards.

SITE SAFETY INSPECTIONS

Every job site receives site safety inspections to ensure each project location is practicing the highest safety standards.

MONTHLY SAFETY MEETINGS

These mandatory meetings give our associates a platform to voice concerns that may have been noted on other projects or other locations, as well as provide positive ideas to minimize future exposures.

Safety Orientation Training

All our field staff are required to participate in our safety orientation training before stepping foot onto any jobsite.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Hardhats, safety glasses, hand protection, and other required PPE are used at every job site at all times.

Administration of Proper Training

We facilitate training for NFPA 70E compliance, CPR and first aid certification, confined space entry, safe temporary electric installations, powder actuated tool certification and safety, electrical lock out/tag out procedures, excavation and trench safety, and more safety related topics. In addition to our in-house training, all CECM journeymen and foremen have successfully completed the 10-hour OSHA certification courses. All our project managers have successfully completed the 30-hour OSHA certification course.

Safety AWARD Program

All employees are encouraged, and rewarded, for bringing forth new ideas that will help eliminate injuries and accidents.

Commonwealth Electric Safety CommitteeS

Each of our branches’ safety committees meet quarterly to review accidents and safety suggestions, implement new safety ideas, coordinate safety training, and manage other safety functions.

EQUIPMENT INSPECTIONS

All tools, equipment, company vehicles, and machinery are inspected thoroughly and frequently.

Weekly Toolbox Talk Safety Meetings

Every week, each job site conducts a Toolbox Talk safety meeting that highlights various safety practices.

Corporate Safety Staff

Our corporate safety staff ensures Commonwealth Electric is compliant with all safety regulations, as well as supporting our field staff with on-site safety managers.

Site Safety Inspections

Every job site receives site safety inspections to ensure each project location is practicing the highest safety standards.

Monthly Safety Meetings

These mandatory meetings give our associates a platform to voice concerns that may have been noted on other projects or other locations, as well as provide positive ideas to minimize future exposures.