Labor and Economic Opportunity
September 16, 2021
LANSING, Mich. - Brinkmann Pumps, Inc. of Wixom, MI is now one of seven Michigan companies recognized by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) for implementing and maintaining outstanding workplace safety and health standards.
Brinkmann Pumps, Inc., a leading provider of pumps, motors, and digital solutions for industrial fluid applications, was awarded its first Michigan Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (MSHARP) certification from MIOSHA.
MSHARP recognizes workplaces that have achieved excellence in their safety and health practices, placing these companies among the elite few that go above and beyond MIOSHA standards. Priority is given to companies on the MIOSHA list of high-hazard industries or those that are part of MIOSHA's strategic plan to help them develop, implement and continuously improve the effectiveness of their workplace safety and health management system.
"MIOSHA is thrilled to honor Brinkmann Pumps with its first-ever MSHARP certification in recognition of their winning, collaborative efforts to achieve workplace safety and health excellence," said MIOSHA Director Bart Pickelman. "Their commitment to a strong safety culture is commendable and sets a positive example for other Michigan small businesses."
Brinkmann Pumps has an exceptional system in place which incorporates each of the seven required MSHARP elements: hazard anticipation and detection, hazard prevention and control, planning and evaluation, administration and supervision, safety and health training, management leadership and employee participation.
"Our employees are our most valuable asset, so keeping them safe is not only our primary goal and task at hand, but also the foundation for a successful future of this company," said Stefan Hellweg, President of Brinkmann Pumps, Inc. "This award is proof of our entire team's commitment to our quality and health and safety policies and standards."
The MIOSHA Onsite Consultation Program operates MSHARP and works with employers to help them become self-sufficient in managing occupational safety and health. Onsite MIOSHA consultants provide feedback on best practices offering an incentive of 12-month exemption from regular scheduled MIOSHA inspections.
MSHARP requires a comprehensive consultation visit and the correction of all serious workplace safety and health hazards to achieve certification, emphasizing employers need to proactively anticipate accident and illness risks, rather than reacting to them. Best practices that demonstrate Brinkmann Pumps' safety and health management system excellence include:
About Brinkmann Pumps, Inc.
Located in Wixom, MI, Brinkmann Pumps, Inc. offers intelligent pump solutions and innovative systems for industrial fluid applications primarily used in the machine tool industry. Other innovative fields of application include aerospace, automotive, electro mobility, medical, plastics recycling, and renewable energies. For additional information, visit www.brinkmannpumps.com.