Our Commitment to Safety

 “DIG is dedicated to providing its employees and those of its contractors and subcontractors a safe working environment…The practice of diligence, good judgment and common sense by all project team members helps to create an environment in which the rate of incidents is substantially reduced.” – David A. Burnley, Sr., President, Devon Industrial Group

At DIG, the safety and well-being of our employees, subcontractors, clients and communities is a top priority. Since our foundation, we have been devoted to building a culture that promotes an injury-free environment. To do that, we have developed extensive training and education modules designed to minimize and eliminate personal injury, property damage and all associated costs. These ongoing programs provide our people and our partners with the knowledge and resources they need to keep themselves and each other safe.

The DIG safety goal on every project is the same:

ZERO Incidents
ZERO Near Misses
ZERO Injuries
ZERO OSHA Citations

DIG’s safety promise is to do the following on every project in order to maintain the safest possible work environment:

  • Implement and administer the Drug Free Workplace Program
  • Hold mandatory safety orientations for all project employees and visitors in the field (offered in English and Spanish)
  • Issue a copy of the Job Safety Program to each contractor and subcontractor
  • Coordinate and monitor safety activities on this site
  • Review all Pre-Task Analysis documents submitted prior to every work activity to ensure safety and compliance
  • Stop all work when serious safety concerns are raised and continue work only after the issue has been addressed
  • Appoint a safety coordinator responsible for coordinating and monitoring a comprehensive Job Site Safety Program and require the full compliance of all contractors, subcontractors and visitors
  • Promote safety awareness through all aspects of the project
  • Require daily safety huddles with every crew
  • Track Safety Performance Indicators
  • Provide for incident investigations and reporting, as required
  • Provide Recordable, DART and Lost Time statistics and information to the owner as required
  • Mentor partners and subcontractors when required
  • Conduct daily safety reviews of the jobsite that utilize the Stop, Look and Listen Safety Observation cards. All observations will be tracked and communicated to corporate management

2017 – Michigan Outstanding Safety Performance Award – AGC of Michigan

2019 Safety Statistics
EMR: 0.66 (Industry average is 1.0)


Devon Industrial Group was among the first of companies of its type to achieve ISO 9001 Certification. Our success at being among the leaders in our industry is based on providing quality construction related services that exceed the needs of our customers.  We achieve this success by providing an experienced and responsive team of professionals with a common goal to satisfy the customer.  This motivation allows Devon Industrial Group to remain on the cutting edge, providing our customers with the best possible service at the lowest possible cost.  Our reputation in the industry is based on our greatest asset, our people and their ability to efficiently deliver the services that we offer.

Our philosophy of Continuous Improvement is a vital element in our quest to be among the best.  This philosophy, allows us to develop the most competitive costing structures focused on maximizing efficiency and eliminating excess.  We continue to build upon a positive reputation in the construction industry, as we commit to quality servicing for our customers.