As of August 2, there have been 14 worker deaths in 2016, according to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA). Many of these deaths could have been prevented.
Today, staff from MIOSHA will visit worksites in high-hazard industries to provide safety consultations as part of the 12th annual “Take a Stand Day.” This event allows employers to request consultation in advance from MIOSHA for specific hazards and areas. As part of this focus on safety, no citations or penalties are issued for participating workplaces, though participants must agree to correct all serious conditions. Since the first “Take a Stand Day,” more than 2,300 employers have participated in this event.
Granger partners with MIOSHA, others for safety on UM project
Earlier this year, Granger Construction partnered with MIOSHA, the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council and more than 40 subcontractors with the goal of zero worker injuries, accidents and near misses during the construction of the Stephen M. Ross Athletics South Competition and Performance Project on the University of Michigan campus.
“Granger Construction Company values our employees and those of our trade contractors as our most important asset,” said Granger Construction Vice President Jerald Brand. “Personal safety for workers on site and all who travel near our sites is essential and integral to our operation and our success on each and every project. Our partnership with MIOSHA emphasizes our team commitment to continuous improvement in safety at every level.”
The UM project is a major expansion of the south athletics campus. It includes construction of eight new buildings, development of three new outdoor performance field facilities and significant infrastructure supporting elements for the new 18-acre south campus addition.
Granger awarded for outstanding safety performance
In recognition of its exemplary commitment to safety, the Associated General Contractors of America recently recognized Granger Construction with an Outstanding Safety Performance Award. This award recognizes Granger for having zero Lost Time accidents in all of 2015.