RAMS Security and CompSAFE
Keeping Clients – and Employees – Safe and Secure
Since 1980, RAMS Security has been providing physical security for government and corporate clients in Oregon and Washington, with a special focus on protecting critical infrastructure—the electrical power grid, hydroelectric dams, military bases and airports. “My father-in-law founded the company, as he saw a need for a private sector security provider with professional, well-trained uniformed officers,” Jo Ann Gish, RAMS’ long-time CEO shared. “In the early days, there weren’t any real certification standards in place for security officers. We took an active role working with the Oregon legislature to get such standards established. Today, we take pride in providing a service that’s a cut above the basic security offerings available.”
RAMS has been a member of Oregon Business & Industry since 1995 and in CompSAFE for as long as Gish can remember. “By joining, we could pay lower workers’ compensation premiums and enjoy other benefits as well. It was an easy decision.
“The workers’ comp environment has changed a good deal since when I started in this business,” Gish added. “Years ago, it was very adversarial; I really didn’t want to call my carrier. But the workers’ comp laws have changed and I now see SAIF as an advocate. They provide us with valuable guidance about how to avoid injuries; I’ve sat in many a training class, and it’s been appreciated! If injuries do occur, our SAIF coverage helps ensure they are resolved quickly and at a reasonable cost.”
CompSAFE is one of the key features that brought Jo Ann Gish and RAMS to OBI. But she also takes advantage of some of the other services OBI provides. “There’s so much information out there now, and you never know what’s good,” Gish added. “Any information I receive from OBI is information I can trust. I especially value new insights about labor pools that OBI shares. In today’s market, it’s very hard to find quality employees. And quality employees are the backbone of what RAMS is all about.”