Northwest Cascade Actively Supports A Culture Of Safety – It’s our most important corporate value.

Our Safety culture is based on values and dominated by the desire to send every team member home safe every evening. We actively promote this culture because working in construction is inherently dangerous, and we have always been proactive in providing proper training, protective equipment, and incentives to minimize the chance of injury to our workers and others. 

Safety is a top priority and it shows. We are yearly recipients of the Outstanding Performer – Safety and Claims Management Excellence Award from the Associated General Contractors of Washington.

The following are some components that make our safety program a nationally recognized success:

EMR of 0.6589

We have an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of 0.6589, which is considerably lower than the industry average of 1.0. For over 7 years, Northwest Cascade has had a Work Compensation factor less than .8 for WA.


We educate and empower all employees to create a safer work environment by holding daily safety meetings.

Safe Employees

We perform employee background checks and have a zero tolerance drug testing policy.


Employees also receive training/certification as appropriate in many areas, including:

  • CPR & First Aid
  • OSHA 10-Hour
  • OSHA 30-Hour
  • Scaffolding/Ladders
  • Fall Hazard & Fall Prevention 
  • Crane Safety & Rigging
  • Confined Space
  • Excavation
  • Welding & Torch Safety
  • Aerial Lifts
  • Forklifts
  • Traffic Flagger
  • Contaminated & Hazardous Materials

Our team is dedicated to making sure we promote the safest workplace possible for employees, subcontractors, clients, and others on our construction sites.