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6740 Chambers Road

Charles City, VA 23030



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our exceptional safety record

2021 EMR Rating: 0.71

EMR, or experienced modification rating, is used to determine what a company’s potential for risk in the future might be. The average EMR score is 1.0. A score below 1.0 means a company is considered safer than others in the industry.

Here at Bruce Howard Contracting, Incorporated, from the top-down, management commitment is the core value related to the safety of our employees, as well as the public. The top-down approach is to maintain open communication between management and staff on matters pertaining to safety.

To maintain open communications, all employees are encouraged to express their concerns or suggestions to help promote safe work practices and conditions.

We believe safety starts at the moment of hire. Betty Howard personally interviews and hires each employee, emphasizing the importance of individual responsibility to ensure overall workplace safety.

We believe providing an adequate and consistent safety program is crucial in training our employees. All new hires and current employees are trained by our Safety Director. We also outsource specific training or certification, as necessary.

The safety team at Bruce Howard Contracting, Inc consists of a full-time Safety Director with Instructor authorizations in Osha 10-30 in Construction and General Industry, Fall Protection, Trenching and Excavation, Confined Spaces, Basic Rigging, and Signal Person, Hazard Communications, and First Aid, CPR and AED as well a safety technician trained in EM-385 and OSHA 10-30 instructor authorization.

Bruce Howard Contracting, Incorporated maintains strict standards to assure effective preventative measures against injuries and illnesses occurring on the job.


Superior Standards


We are proud to boast that we are Gold Shovel Standard certified and our safety programs are reviewed by Aveta, an outside firm, to assure safety standards are met for the protection of our employees, Bruce Howard Contracting, Inc., as well our subcontractors and the public.