Our Commitment to Safety

At Royalty Roofing, Inc., we understand the inherently risky nature of the roofing business, and we are absolutely dedicated to safety – for our workers, others at the jobsite, building owners and occupants. This commitment helps create safe working conditions and a secure workforce that can focus on the roofing job at hand.

Royalty Roofing takes great pride in the success of our company and employees and the satisfaction of our customers, and we are committed to being leaders in the roofing industry with our established and proven safety program. The program promotes high morale and enables us to complete jobs on time and in a safe manner.

To maintain Royalty’s safety goals, training begins on day one of employment, and employees complete safety training prior to working on any jobsite. All employees who are involved with jobsite activities complete monthly safety training and attend weekly “toolbox talks” – short, informal health and safety discussions – conducted by Royalty’s safety director, often at the jobsite.


Planning for each roofing project begins with safety. Pre-construction meetings are conducted to focus on potential jobsite safety hazards and ways to mitigate those hazards prior to the Royalty crews arriving at the job location. While projects are under construction, site safety inspections are conducted unannounced on a weekly basis by the safety director to ensure compliance with Royalty’s safety polices and those of our customers, as well as Federal/State Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations.


Royalty Roofing strives to develop the proper employee attitude toward accident prevention, instructing employees to recognize hazards by ensuring all operations are performed with the utmost regard for safety. Our achievement can be illustrated through an evaluation of Royalty’s safety statistics over the past 3 years compared to national averages in the roofing industry and similar trades (definitions are below):

Averages Experience Modification Rate (EMR) DART Rate TRIR Rate
Royalty 3 Year Average 0.81 1.97 2.30
National Roofer 3 Year Average 1.00 3.10 5.30

At Royalty Roofing, Inc., our goal is to ensure a positive and productive roofing experience and safe working environment for our installation crews and our customers. We are committed to maintaining our excellent standing in the roofing industry with respect to the safe completion of all projects that we are involved with.


Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is a number used by insurance companies to gauge both the past cost of injuries and the future chance of risk. The lower the EMR for a business, the lower the worker compensation insurance premiums. An EMR of 1.0 is considered the industry average.

Days Away, Restrictions and Transfers (DART) is a calculation that shows the rate of recordable employee safety incidents that resulted in lost or restricted days or job transfers due to work related injuries or illnesses. The lower the number, the better.

Total Recordable Incidence Rate (TRIR) is a measure of the rate of recordable workplace injuries, normalized per 100 workers, per year. The lower the number, the better.