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At Shapiro & Duncan, safety is our #1 priority! The full-time staff of our Safety Department is responsible for written policies, procedures, program reviews, site inspections, awards/incentives and training. Training topics include:

  • First Aid/CPR
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Scaffolding
  • Excavation and Trenching
  • Heavy Equipment Operation
  • Forklift and Scissor Lift Operation
  • Accident Investigation
  • Lock-Out/Tag-Out
  • OSHA 10- and 30-Hour Certification (Construction & General Industry)

In mechanical contracting, prevention is the key to having a safe work environment. Our continuous safety education program includes required “tool box talks,” conducted weekly at each job site. Emergency preparedness (including evacuation procedures) is covered monthly.

Our commitment to safety is demonstrated by an Experience Modification Rating (EMR) that has exceeded the industry average by 16%-29% since 2008. Recent local and national safety awards in the last five years include:

  • 2020: Chapter Safety, ABC STEP Platinum Award
  • 2019: Chapter Safety, ABC STEP Silver Award
  • 2018: Chapter Safety, ABC STEP Silver Award
  • 2017: Chapter Safety, ABC STEP Silver Award
  • 2016: Chapter Safety, ABC STEP Gold Award
  • 2015: Chapter Safety, ABC STEP Silver Award & Best Corporate Safety Program
  • 2013: Chapter Safety, ABC STEP Silver Award
  • 2013: Chapter Safety, ABC National STEP Award


“Henley Construction Company first established a relationship with Shapiro and Duncan in the early 1990’s. Since then, we have developed quite a large portfolio of projects completed together. Although most work was completed on educational facilities, Shapiro and Duncan has met the needs of multiple service processes including Design/ Build and General Contracting projects. Because of their attention to detail, continued jobsite safety record and ability to meet or beat a schedule demands, we view Shapiro and Duncan as one of our top ranked sub-contractors to date.”

Buddy Henley

Henley Construction Co., Inc.