Michigan Workers and Employers Stand-Down with MIOSHA to Prevent Falls in Construction

Media Contact: LARA Communications 517-373-9280
Email: mediainfo@michigan.gov

May 12, 2017 – As part of the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction from May 8-12, 2017, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) along with contractors and employers across the state held stand-down events in an effort to raise awareness towards the prevention of workplace fall fatalities and injuries.

“MIOSHA is pleased with the strong response from Michigan workers and employers during National Stand-Down week,” said MIOSHA Director Bart Pickelman. “Every workplace fall fatality can be prevented. Educating and training on construction job sites is critical to stopping falls and saving lives, and we need everyone’s help to protect our workers.”

Falls continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers across the nation. As Michigan enters the construction season, MIOSHA is reminding employers and workers of the importance of fall prevention and using these Stand-Down events to educate and train employees and contractors on fall protection best practices.

Monday, May 8, 2017
Christman Company Stand-Down event
Jobsite Title: Mercy Hospital Medical Center
Employer: Christman Construction Company
Location: 1500 E. Sherman Blvd, Muskegon, MI 49444





Mercy Hospital Medical Center kicked off National Safety Stand-Down Week on Monday, May 8th with MIOSHA and trade contractor partners.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Jobsite: University of Michigan Athletics Field
Employer: Granger Construction Company (MIOSHA Partnership site)
Location: 2500 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Jobsite: Little Caesars Arena
Employer: Barton Malow - Hunt – White
Location:  Gate 1 - 2643 Park Avenue, Detroit MI.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Jobsite: Little Caesars Headquarters
Employer: Christman Construction Company
Location:  2125 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201

Jobsite: University of Michigan Hospital - Brighton
Employer: Christman Construction Company
Location: 7500 Challis Road, Brighton, MI

Jobsite: Diamond Place
Employer: Pioneer ConstructionAssociated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Western MI Chapter
Location: 1003 Michigan St., Grand Rapids, MI 49507

ABC Stand-Down Event                       

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Western Michigan Chapter participated in a Stand-Down event on Thursday, May 11th with MIOSHA, Pioneer Construction, and Third Coast Development.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Jobsite: I-75 Modernization Square Lake Built
Employer: Dan’s Excavating / CA Hull / Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA)
Location: Square Lake Road, Squirrel Road, and I-75 Expressway

Jobsite: Hartland Schools
Employer: Miller-Davis Construction
Location:  115 School Street, Hartford, MI 49057

MIOSHA will continue its outreach efforts throughout the year to reach as many Michigan workers as possible and spread the message about the MIOSHA Stop Falls. Save Lives. campaign that focuses on fall prevention.

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MIOSHA’s Consultation, Education and Training (CET) Division is available at no cost to help employers develop a safety and health program and comply with current MIOSHA regulations. Employers can contact CET at 517-284-7720 for a free evaluation of their jobsite. The best time to take advantage of these free services is before an accident happens.

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