At Merit, “Think Safety” is more than just a slogan – it’s a way of life, a daily work ethic. Our projects promote safe work environments for our workers, for other contractors’ employees, and for our clients. Our EMR (Experience Modifier Rate) is among the most accepted rates in the industry. Merit maintains a certified safety staff, which embraces and executes our corporate wide safety vision.


  • Total Incident Rate – 0.0
  • Numerous in-house OSHA outreach trainers
  • Numerous in-house MSHA instructors
  • Weekly safety inspections performed and documented on 100% of jobs
  • All project managers and superintendents have successfully completed the 30 hour OSHA safety course.


  • ABC STEP Award 2011 – 2015 Diamond Level
  • ABC STEP Award 2005 – 2010 Platinum Level
  • Gulf LNG Facility, Pascagoula, MS
    2008 – 2009: 275,000 hours without a lost time accident
  • Hovensa Refinery, USVI
    2004 – 2007: 500,000 hours without a lost time accident
  • Southern Company, Orlando, FL
    2003 Triangle Safety Award for Construction Safety Excellence

  • Nissan North America, Canton, MS
    2001 – 2004 Outstanding Safety Performance
  • Mercedes, Vance, AL
    2001 – 2004 Outstanding Safety Performance
  • Kennecott Copper, Salt Lake City, UT
    1992 – 1994: 1,000,000 hours without a lost time accident