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HVAC Contractor Sets Safety
Record - SNIPS MAGAZINE
WAYNE, NJ. Bonland
Industries, Inc. said its experience modification rating has been
lowered to a new company record of 0.383, making it one of the safest
specialty contactors in New Jersey.
The rating is an
indication of the company's accident rating within the sheet-metal
Bonland company officials
said it has always emphasized safety, since it was established more than
40 years ago. "No excuses" has been the company's motto since the
late 1980s and this continued into the early 1990's, when co-owners Andy
and Bill Boniface purchased the company.
A safety committee was
formed, daily safety meetings were started for all crews on all
projects, safety-bonus programs were implemented and safety awareness
was encouraged for all Bonland employees.
In 1998, Bonland
instituted a "zero-accident" goal.
"We are all responsible
for the safety of ourselves as well as each other", said company
President Bill Boniface. This message was echoed by officials from
Sheet Metal Workers Union Locals 25 and 27.
Bonland's prior safety
awards include a citation from the New Jersey Department of Labor, a
Safety Masters Club Award from the Air Conditioning Contractors of
America, and a 2001 Safety Contractor of the Year from the American
Contractor Sets New Safety Record -
NJ. Bonland Industries, Inc., has announced their Experience
Modification Rating (EMR)
has been lowered to a new company record .383, making them the safest
specialty contractor in New Jersey.
Established over 40 years ago, Bonland Industries, Inc. has always held
safety as a top priority. “No Excuses” has been Bonland’s safety battle
cry since the late 1980’s and continued into the early 1990’s, when
co-owners Andy and Bill Boniface purchased the company and it still
exists today. As one of the premier HVAC contractors in New Jersey,
Bonland recognized the need to not only provide outstanding service to
their clients, but to ensure the safest work environment possible for
their employees. Bonland has worked tirelessly to do just that. A safety
committee was formed, daily safety meetings were instituted for all
crews on all projects, safety bonus programs were implemented and a
concerted effort was made to create safety awareness for all Bonland
1998, Bonland instituted a “Zero Accidents Goal” company wide and
decided that safety would not be sacrificed for profit. “We are all
responsible for the safety of ourselves as well as for the safety of
each other” says, President and CEO Bill Boniface. Bonland continues to
pass this message around to everyone they employ with the support and
encouragement of the Sheet Metal Workers Unions of Local 25 and 27.
According to the Boniface’s, they are not there yet but they are making
great progress towards this goal.
Bonland’s mission statement is, “To be the premier airside HVAC
contractor recognized by our customers and employees as the leader in
the industry.” This statement is never truer than when it comes to
Bonland has received countless safety awards on projects over the years.
Included in these is a Citation of Merit from the State of New Jersey
Department of Labor, Safety Masters Club Award for Air Conditioning
Contractors of America, American Subcontractor’s Association Safety
Contractor of the Year in 2001, and Merck Pharmaceuticals Building 800
Best Contractor Award.