“Safety defines Winter Environmental’s culture.”

At Winter Environmental, safety defines our culture, and has for decades. We actively monitor and manage our policies and procedures with a goal of continually improving worker safety and loss prevention. In addition to adhering to the highest safety standards, Winter Environmental is strong in foundation, reliable, and backed by stable financial resources, greatly reducing project risk.

Our “safety first” culture has led to health and safety metrics that exceed industry standards. Zero accidents at Winter Environmental in the last five years has helped produce an industry-leading performance record with a current Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of 0.72 and an Incident Rate (I.R.) of 0.

WINTER 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019
Total Hours Worked 514,395 456,316 476,587 449,730 534,787
E.M.R. 0.72 0.69 0.79 0.76 0.74
Incidence Rate (I.R.) 0 0.44 0.84 0 0
DAW Case Rate 0 0 0 0 0
Days Away From Work 0 0 0 0 0
Medical Only Cases 0 1 2 0 0
DAW Cases 0 0 0 0 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0 0
Total Recordable Injuries 0 1 2 0 0
1st Aid Cases 0 0 0 1 3


Winter Environmental has recorded zero lost time injuries in the past five years. Safety is at the heart of the Winter Environmental Culture:

  • Full-time Safety Department
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Safety Culture = Averages are better than industry standard
  • “Best in Class” by Zurich
  • Current EMR = 0.72
  • Current Incident Rate (IR) = 0

Winter Environmental is nationally recognized, receiving the industry’s coveted STEP (Safety Training and Evaluation Process) award (Platinum and Gold levels) from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the Award of Excellence for Exceptional Workplace Safety from the Georgia Department of Labor.


STEP is a merit-based safety recognition program designed to promote an organized approach for analyzing and developing safety and loss prevention programs nationwide. Established in 1989 by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Committee, the STEP program was developed and written by contractors, for contractors.

The Winter Construction Company/Winter Environmental is an active participant in a number of third-party safety and risk-management programs and organizations including:

  • IsNetworld 
  • Avetta
  • PEC