C.A. Hull Co., Inc. in Commerce Township Becomes First Construction Company to Receive MIOSHA's Ergonomic Success Award
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C.A. Hull Co., Inc. in Commerce Township Becomes First Construction Company to Receive MIOSHA’s Ergonomic Success Award
April 9, 2018 - C.A. Hull, a bridge building company in Commerce Township, today became the first construction company in Michigan to receive the prestigious Ergonomic Success Award from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA). The MIOSHA program is part of the Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).
“C.A. Hull is an impressive ergonomic success story,” said MIOSHA Director Bart Pickelman. “They’ve made continuous ergo improvements over the years with collective employee input that has created a strong company culture and a robust safety and health program.”
MIOSHA’s Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division issues the Ergonomic Success award to employers that have instituted ergonomic improvements and have substantially reduced musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The criteria for the award are stringent and include: at least a 25 percent reduction of injuries; improvements achieved through engineering controls, and employee input in the improvement process.
CET Division Director Nella Davis-Ray presented the award to C.A. Hull officials at company headquarters. The construction company has long viewed ergonomic improvements not as additional expenses, but as investments in its long-term success. This applies to an established company culture that goes well beyond ergo with no loss time injury in more than 1.7 million worker hours. The company had one ergo injury in 2013 and two in 2014; and none for the last three years.
Company officials emphasized that safety is their highest priority and make every effort to ensure their employees’ quality of life. A dedication to job planning, employee involvement, stretch ‘n flex, and the use of innovative equipment over the past several years has helped their employees work safer and avoid common neck, back and repetitive motion injuries. They will continue their commitment to providing the safest work environment possible for their employees in the future, knowing that they are stronger and safer together.
Established in the 1930s and incorporated in 1954, C.A. Hull today employs approximately 350 workers. As a heavy civil contractor, the privately held company specializes in highway bridge construction, coatings and earthwork including highway, railroad and river bridges, concrete repair and rehabilitation, hydro demolition, foundation and sheet piling, and other specialty operations. For more information about C.A. Hull, go to: www.cahull.com
MIOSHA’s CET Division provides a range of consultation, education and training services to assist employers and employees who wish to reduce or eliminate ergonomic injuries in their workplaces. All of these are voluntary services and may be obtained without charge by contacting the CET division. For more information regarding the CET Safety Awards, contact the CET Division at 517-284-7720.
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