Safety is a commitment for Academy Roofing and Sheet Metal Company as we take the safety of our employees and customers as our greatest responsibility.  It is a basic responsibility for all employees to make the SAFETY of themselves and others a part of their daily work routine.  This responsibility must be accepted by each one who conducts the affairs of the company, regardless of the capacity in which he or she functions.  The joint cooperation of employees and management in the observance of this policy will provide safe working conditions and accident free performance.

Our current Experience Modification Rate (EMR), calculated by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, is .58 as compared to the national average of 1.00. What this means is that our workers’ compensation losses are almost half of the industry average and our insurance premiums are half as much as well. A win-win situation for Academy Roofing and Sheet Metal – our employees are working in a safer environment and we’re saving money at the same time.

Dick Belz is Academy Roofing and Sheet Metal’s dedicated Safety Director.  Dick has 40+ years in the industry and over 12 years in his current position which gives our company the best resource needed to achieve our Safety goals. He ensures all employees are aware of all the regulations needed to be safe as well as ensuring that Academy is following OSHA regulations.

Our ongoing training of employees is second to none.  Our entire field personnel have been trained a minimum of OSHA 10 hour.  We have fifteen OSHA 30 hour trained employees; all Foremen and Leadmen are required to have CPR and First Aid training, and all employees have Fall Protection Training.  Additionally, we have over 60 employees that are certified in Asbestos Abatement.  It is a requirement that every employee attend weekly and monthly safety meetings.  Due to the exposure of falls daily, every monthly safety meeting includes a segment on Fall Protection. We have a Safety Committee that meets once a month to discuss field situations at current job sites.

“Remember SAFETY is everyone’s responsibility; let’s go be safe out there”, a frequent quote by Dick Belz.


Safety Programs

  • Weekly Tool Box Talks
  • Company Wide Monthly Safety Meetings
  • Safety Committee
  • Continued Safety Training
  • OHSA 10 HR & 30 HR
  • Certified CPR and First Aid Training
  • Fall Protection Training
  • Participant in OSHA Fall Protection Stand Down
  • Fully Licensed Asbestos Removal Company