Attention to Prevention

Attention to Prevention

Safety is paramount. Experience the Rutherford difference.


At Rutherford Contracting, our commitment to safety goes beyond numbers. We believe that our success is intertwined with the well-being of our team and their families. This dedication is reflected in our industry-leading Health and Safety Program, which has evolved to meet the highest standards.

Achieving & Maintaining the Certificate of Recognition (CoR)

In 2017, Rutherford Contracting became a trailblazer as one of the first Ontario contractors to achieve the prestigious Certificate of Recognition (CoR) from the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA). This certification validates our adherence to rigorous health and safety standards, encompassing robust policies, meticulous record-keeping, and ongoing audits.

To further elevate our commitment, we have embraced the CoR 2020 program, aligning our safety practices with provincial initiatives such as Supporting Ontario’s Safe Employers (SOSE), Health and Safety Excellence Program, and Stages of Health and Safety Excellence Program (HSEP). By exceeding expectations with CoR 2020, Rutherford Contracting reinforces its position as a safety pioneer.

Recognized for Safety Excellence

The impact of our unwavering focus on safety is evident in our achievements. We have been acknowledged by the WSIB and the IHSA for our outstanding safety statistics. Additionally, Rutherford has garnered numerous safety awards, including:

  • Ontario General Contractors Association Doug Chalmers Award for Safety Leadership

  • Distinguished Achievement in Health and Safety Award for over 1,000,000 hours worked without injury (2008-2020)


These accolades underscore our dedication to creating a safe and thriving work environment for all. At Rutherford Contracting, safety is not just a priority; it’s at the core of who we are.

Our Unwavering Commitment to Safety

  • More Than Compliance: We view safety as a moral obligation and a key factor in project success. We meet and exceed all regulatory standards.

  • Proactive Approach: We believe in preventing accidents before they happen through meticulous planning, comprehensive training, and ongoing risk assessments.

  • A Shared Responsibility: Safety is a team effort. From our project managers to field workers, everyone is empowered to identify and address potential hazards.

Key Pillars of Our Safety Program

  • Comprehensive Safety Plan: Every project has a tailored plan outlining procedures, hazard mitigation, and emergency response protocols.

  • Continuous Training: Our team receives ongoing safety education, from general awareness to specialized certifications. We believe knowledge is the strongest defense.

  • Rigorous Inspections: Regular site inspections identify potential risks and ensure compliance with our safety standards.

  • Open Communication: We encourage reporting of near-misses and foster an environment where anyone can raise a safety concern without hesitation.

  • Investment in Technology: We embrace innovative safety technologies, including wearable sensors and data analytics tools for proactive risk management.


Protecting Our Workers, Our Clients, and the Community 

  • Worker Safety: Providing top-quality personal protective equipment (PPE), fall protection systems, and maintaining safe and organized worksites.

  • Client Partnership: We collaborate with clients to integrate their safety protocols and ensure alignment throughout the project.

  • Public Protection: We take steps to minimize disruption to surrounding areas and secure our jobsites to protect the community.

The Rutherford Edge

Our people are our greatest strength. The Rutherford Contracting QA team is a skilled and dedicated group, committed to excellence in their work.

Quality assurance is our foundation. From the earliest stages of planning, we collaborate with our construction teams to ensure a rigorous, proactive approach to every challenge. Our goal is to guarantee the success of your project.

At Rutherford Contracting, we get the job done right. We’re involved from start to finish, dedicated to minimizing errors and eliminating the need for costly rework.

Quality is the core of our commitment. Our decades of experience and multidisciplinary approach ensure we deliver on our promises, ensuring your project fulfills its potential.