Michigan Companies Recognized by MIOSHA for Excellent Safety and Health Performance

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September 14, 2016 – Four Michigan companies were awarded by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) for achieving outstanding safety and health records and implementing effective safety and health management systems. MIOSHA is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

MIOSHA’s Consultation, Education and Training (CET) Awards include bronze, silver and gold certificates issued to companies that take proactive safety measures and demonstrate a better-than-average industry illness and injury rate.

The latest recipients of the MIOSHA CET Awards include:

  • Shape Corp., Comstock Facility, of Grand Haven, was awarded gold.

“At Shape Corp., we believe that our people are the key to our success,” said Mark White, executive vice president of European and Asian operations. “Ensuring that we have a safe and healthy work environment for our people is a core philosophy and a top business priority at Shape Corp.”

Shape Corp. is a full service supplier, providing design, engineering, testing and manufacturing of metal and plastic solutions to an array of industries. For more information, visit: http://www.shapecorp.com/.

  • LightCorp, of Grand Haven, was awarded gold.

“We are thrilled to receive this award from MIOSHA,” said Cindy Moe, LightCorp vice president of human resources. “This recognition exemplifies our associates’ commitment to building and sustaining a culture of safety at LightCorp. We value our partnership with MIOSHA and the resources provided to empower our employees to shape a healthy work environment.”

LightCorp is a specialty lighting designer and manufacturer. To learn more, visit: http://www.lightcorp.com/.

  • Kerkstra Precast, of Grandville, was awarded bronze.

“We are deeply honored and grateful that our team has achieved the bronze award,” said Susan Rollins, Kerkstra Precast director of EHS, QMS and LEAN. “With the commitment of our team and the support of MIOSHA and our management, we will continue to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all.”

Kerkstra Precast specializes in structural and architectural precast for multiple building types. For more information on Kerkstra Precast, visit: http://kerkstra.com/.

  • Roush Performance Products, of Plymouth, was awarded bronze.

“Our employees know they have an important job,” said Mark Gomez, Roush corporate environmental safety and health coordinator. “They take pride in their work, utilize safe work practices, and it shows. Led by Roush Performance President Gary Jurick and Operations Manager Tom Lipinski, their crew has produced over 5,500 customized vehicles with over 560,000 hours worked and just three recordable injuries over the past three years. The bronze award is a starting point. The employees are now focusing on the silver and very eager to begin making the strides to achieve this next level. We look forward to working closely with CET to achieve this mark.”

Roush Performance Products provides enterprise-wide solutions in engineering, testing and development, prototyping and manufacturing. To learn more about Roush, visit: https://www.roush.com/

Employers interested in free safety and health assistance should contact the MIOSHA Consultation, Education and Training Division to schedule a visit at 800-866-4674 or submit an electronic request at www.michigan.gov/cetrca.

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