OSHA Compliance

Michigan OSHA to Honor Walbridge with the Star Award for Construction Safety

Michigan OSHA to Honor Walbridge with the Star Award for Construction Safety
Walbridge is all set to become the first construction company in Michigan to receive the Star Award for health and safety excellence from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration. With this award, Walbridge is going to be commended for its exemplary safety practices and programs at the Couzens Hall renovation project on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

MIOSHA's Director, Doug Kalinowski and deputy director and chief of staff of the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth, Susan Corbin, will be presenting this Star Award to Walbridge. This commendatory ceremony will begin at 11:30 am on Thursday, Sept. 23, at Palmer Field. The CEO and chairman, Mr. John Rakolta, Jr, will accept the award on behalf of the company.

Doug Kalinowski, said that, "The Star Award recognizes the highest level of achievement in the state for occupational safety and health management in construction," he went to say that, "The industry plays a vital role in the state's economy and higher education is a key to Michigan's future.” He even said that, “Walbridge and the University of Michigan have created a partnership at Couzens Hall that demonstrates how a shared vision for safety and consistent follow-through can yield exemplary results."

In acknowledgment of this award, Walbridge's John Rakolta, Jr. had this to say, "Our employees and construction partners made this happen," he went on to say that, "This honor is the result of efforts they make every day to think about safety and to act safely. Safety is a core value and not a part-time obligation with us."

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