Our Number-One Commitment

Commitment to Safety and our Workforce

New Kent Coatings, Inc. currently has an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of .79. Safety is our number-one commitment to both our workforce and our customers.

Right People, Quality Training, Proper Tools

A cornerstone philosophy at New Kent Coatings is underpinned in our vision to employ a world-class workforce. An emphasis is placed upon hiring the right people, providing quality training, and supplying the proper tools to do the job right. Time and time again, New Kent Coatings personnel have been acknowledged and recognized for their professionalism, positive attitude and conscientiousness to safety.  A genuine team environment is openly apparent.

Safety Training

Special purpose coatings is not house painting and requires a specialized skill set that carries a high regard for safety.  All employees complete an extensive safety training program and are required to undergo pre-employment drug testing and agree to random testing while employed at New Kent Coatings.  As testament to this culture, New Kent Coatings has experienced zero injuries and has not incurred a single workers compensation insurance claim.

Safety Training Includes

  • Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP)
  • Confined Space
  • Fall Protection
  • Fire Protection
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Forklift and Aerial-Lift Operation
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Hazard Communication (HAZCOM)
  • Lead Awareness and Competent Person
  • Lock Out – Tag Out (LOTO)
  • Medical
  • OSHA 10
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Scaffolding
  • Waste Management (HAZWOPER)

Routine Medical Testing (Upon Hiring)

  • Audiometry (Hearing)
  • Blood Lead Level
  • Drug Screening – 10 panel
    (Performed as a condition of hire, random testing, after accident or near miss, and companywide at least twice per year)
  • Fit for Duty Medical Exam/Physical
  • Respirator Fit Testing and Pulmonary Clearance


  • Commercial Auto
  • Commercial Liability
  • General Liability
  • Worker’s Comp
  • EMR .79