Since its inception, Mills Specialty Metals has focused heavily on safety, and the ongoing actions taken by the company to ensure safe operations has earned it an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) notably better than the industry average. An EMR of 1.0 is considered average for the metal fabrication industry; the most recent EMR score for Mills is 0.83.
A lower EMR can have a significant impact on business. It is used by insurance companies to gauge both past cost of injuries and future chances of risk. In addition to the safety of employees, achieving lower EMR scores also reduces worker compensation insurance premiums.