Health and Safety Policy


“IMS believes that no job or task is more important than worker health and safety. If a job presents a potential hazard, every effort will be made to eliminate the hazard and plan a safe way to complete the task. Every procedure must be a safe procedure. Shortcuts in safe procedures by any employee will not be tolerated. It is every employee’s responsibility to participate in safety training and to take an active role in making each job-site a safe and productive place to work. If a job cannot be done safely, it will not be done. Our futures are built through our people. We aim to protect them.”

       – John Soper Jr., President


IMS ensures a safe work place, free of hazards, through the following practices:

  • IMS personnel are regularly trained in Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), OSHA and MIOSHA Standards, USACOE EM 385-1-1 Safety Manual, and IMS Safety Policies.
  • Daily job-site safety inspections are conducted by the Project Managers, Site Superintendents, Foremen, and the Safety Director.
  • Daily safety meetings for all personnel to review MSHA, OSHA and MIOSHA Standards, USACOE EM 385-1-1, and IMS Safety Policies in relation to the tasks being performed.
  • Ensure proper tools and PPE are supplied and maintained for all projects.
  • Enforcing strict adherence to IMS Safety Policies by using appropriate disciplinary action.


IMS trains all personnel (Management, Project Managers, Superintendents, Foremen, and Laborers) in:

  • MSHA-24 Hour New Miner Training, 8 Hour Annual Refresher Training, and Task Training
  • OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 Construction Health & Safety
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED 1st Aid
  • OSHA, MIOSHA, USACOE EM 385-1-1, and IMS Safety Policies including – PPE, Safety Rules, Safety Discipline, Harassment, Lockout/Tag-out, Confined Space, Emergency Procedures, Hazard Communication, Fall Protection, Equipment and Vehicle Operations, Power Hand Tools, Safety Barricades, Hot Work, Steel & Concrete Construction, Demolition, Crane Operations, Substance Abuse, Respiratory Protection, Electrical Safety, Hearing Protection, Scaffolding, Asbestos, Lead, Fire Safety, Infection Control and Excavations
  • Federal Motor Carrier Department of Transportation Standards


IMS Management is fully committed to the health and safety of all personnel, as well as the customers we serve. This is evident through the regular health and safety training that all personnel receive and the health and safety orientation that all new employees receive. Another show of commitment to health and safety is the Substance Abuse Policy that is in place at IMS. All new hire personnel are required to take a pre-employment drug screening and all personnel participate in random drug and alcohol screenings. This is a commitment to our customers that IMS is ensuring the safety at each job-site.

To promote safety for IMS personnel and our customers, IMS has voluntary participated in an Occupational Safety Hazard Survey conducted by MIOSHA Consultation Education and Training Division. IMS has also completed a Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental safety audit with BP Canada Energy Company. This safety audit reviewed how IMS’s Health and Safety Program aligned with BP Canada Contractor’s Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental requirements.

IMS has also passed MIOSHA Programmed Inspections and Federal Motor Carrier Department of Transportation safety audits.


Mailing Address:

PO Box 369
Wells, MI 49894

Physical Address:
1920 20th Ave North
Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone & Fax:
Phone: (906) 789-9021
Fax: (906) 789-9129