Holly Construction Again Recognized as "Best of the Best" in Workplace Safety and Health

One of only two construction companies in Michigan awarded renewal of Star status

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July 26, 2017 - Holly Construction Company has again received highest honors in workplace safety, the Michigan Voluntary Protection Program in Construction (MVPPC) Star Award from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA). Holly Construction is one of only two construction companies in Michigan to achieve renewal of MVPPC Star status. 

"We are pleased to recognize Holly Construction as one of the ‘best of the best’ in outstanding worker protection,” said MIOSHA Director Bart Pickelman. “This company continues to excel under the most rigorous worker health and safety standards. It’s truly a credit to Holly’s strong management commitment and employee involvement, giving them an edge in today’s competitive economy." 

Nella Davis-Ray, director of MIOSHA’s Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division presented a new MVPPC Star flag to Larry Kramer, CEO of Holly Construction Company, who accepted on behalf of all employees.

The MVPP and MVPPC recognizes companies with exemplary safety and health systems and is open to all Michigan employers. To be eligible for the Star program, the applicant must demonstrate that the injury and illness incidence rates for each of the last three complete calendar years are below the rates published for their respective North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code. The incidence rates for Holly Construction and its contract employees continue to be well below the industry average for their NAICS code 237120 - Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction.

The MIOSHA review team − Bryan Renaud, team leader/construction safety consultant, and Kristin Osterkamp, senior industrial hygienist – examined each of the required elements of Holly's safety and health management system and the site-specific accident prevention program, and found that they continue to be consistent with the high quality required of MVPPC programs. The site continues to meet the MVPPC requirements and the applicable MIOSHA standards are appropriately covered.

"National statistics show that employers with a voluntary protection program (VPP) realize 60 to 80 percent fewer lost work days due to injuries than would be expected of an average site in the same industry," said Pickelman. "The MVPPC program can have a huge impact on a company’s bottom line."

Since 1972, Holly Construction Company has provided construction, repair, and maintenance services to the petroleum, power, terminal, pipeline, utility, chemical, and industrial gas industries. The company, with headquarters in Melvindale, MI, has three locations in the United States. For more information on Holly Construction, please visit www.hollyconst.com.

“Holly Construction’s greatest asset is our employees, their dedication to this company and to each other,” said Kramer. “Without everyone doing their best it would be impossible for us to be recertified as a “STAR” contractor. We are proud to again receive MIOSHA’s highest award.”   

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