Employees at our new Auburn Hills office participate in Clark’s Safety Day Seminar. We put “Safety First” at Clark – it’s why we’ve gone more than 4 million hours without a lost time injury!
On Friday, March 23, Clark Safety Team Members Don Volk, Dale Ave-Lallemant and Justin Bailey attended the Construction Association of Michigan Award Breakfast. There they graciously accepted the 2017 CAM Safety Achievement Award for achieving Silver Status for 200,000 to 499,999 hours worked without a lost time injury. Congratulations to all Clark Team Members for working safe and achieving this honor.
We recently welcomed Dale Ave-Lallemant as Clark Construction’s new Safety Director. Dale has 20 years of experience in the field of safety, including in manufacturing and process (refinery) plants, and construction. Dale holds a B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health Management from Grand Valley State University. Heis an Associate Safety Professional and expects to become a Certified Safety Professional soon. Welcome aboard, Dale!
Subcontractors participated in Asbestos Awareness training Friday at our Saline Area Schools project. Part of the work there this summer is abatement at both Saline Middle School and Liberty School, and the training was held to make everyone aware of asbestos in the buildings. Safety orientation was held immediately after the training, allowing the project crew to get started first thing Monday!
Clark Construction Company’s long-standing reputation as the national leader in construction safety was solidified last week as the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) named Clark as the First Place winner of its prestigious AGC Construction Safety Excellence award (CSEA). Clark was recognized in the 150,000 to 350,000 work hours category. The award was presented at the AGC National Convention is Las Vegas.
“We have prided ourselves on being Michigan’s safest contractor and the prestigious AGC CSE award bears that out,” said Clark Construction CEO Charles Clark. “This is a great tribute to an entire team of folks at Clark that put taking care of one another first and make the decision every day to be safe.”
The AGC CSAE award recognizes those construction companies who excel at safety and health performance. This program closely examines each candidate’s commitment to safety and occupational health management and risk control. AGC’s CSEA selection process is considerably comprehensive. Judges look for evidence of company management commitment, active employee participation, safety training, work site hazard identification and control, and safety program innovation.
Clark Construction has won virtually every major state and national safety award in the past 15 years. Clark recently completed 4 million hours on the job without lost time due to injury. Since January 2000 when the historic streak began, Clark Construction has averaged approximately 250,000 work hours per year and completed more than $3.2 billion in construction projects.
Clark Construction Company has achieved a major milestone that is unprecedented in the commercial construction industry, having completed 4 million hours on the job without lost time due to injury. Since January 2001 when the historic streak began, Clark Construction has averaged approximately 250,000 work hours per year and completed more than $3.2 billion in construction projects.
“You cannot achieve such an incredible accomplishment without a total team effort from the home office to every job site we’ve been on across the nation the past 16 years,” said Charles Clark, Clark Construction CEO. “My heartfelt thanks and congratulations to all of our dedicated team members, subcontractors, and especially our customers who share our commitment to safety.”
Clark management and staff have consciously refused to accept accidents as an unavoidable aspect of construction and set a safety goal for the company of zero hours of lost time due to injuries. The resulting program has earned Clark Construction widespread government and industry recognition for its safety accomplishments.
“We truly put safety first every day in everything we do,” said Clark. “It requires focus on every detail and a steadfast determination to ensure that our job sites are the safest anywhere.”
Clark Construction has won virtually every major safety award in Michigan and nationally, many of them multiple times. Since surpassing the 3 million hours mark in 2012, Clark Construction has won (2013) and been national runner up (2015) for the Associated General Contractors of America Safety Excellence Award.
“It is great to be able to pause and reflect for a moment on what we have been able to achieve together,” said Clark. “Tomorrow, we all will place our focus on reaching the 5 million hour mark!”
AGC of America recently awarded Clark Construction Company with a 2015 Certificate of Commendation for an Excellent Safety Record. The award was presented at the National Safety Awards Recognition Luncheon at the Hawk Hollow Golf Club in Bath Township. It recognizes the company for 50,000+ work hours with zero incident rate. Furthermore, the award highlights and honors our “Safety First” commitment. This commitment integrates management philosophies and action, in addition to quality, regulatory and monetary requirements. It also meets the ultimate objective of successful project completion.
Clark Construction Company was recognized for its safe construction practices, receiving the Construction Association of Michigan Gold Award. Clark was honored May 13th at CAM’s annual recognition event. Safety is a top priority at the company. An especially relevant milestone is the fact Clark has achieved 15 years and over 3.7 million hours with no lost time injuries.
Clark Construction Company has received national recognition for outstanding safety performance from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Clark was named runner-up for the prestigious AGC Construction Safety Excellence Award. The award is the latest is a series of state and national recognitions for Clark’s safety performance. It was presented recently at the AGC National Convention in San Antonio, Texas.
“We are honored to receive one of the highest safety awards in our industry,” said Clark Construction CEO Charles Clark. “This is a recognition that is shared by every member of our Clark team. We work tirelessly to ensure that safety is the highest priority every day on every jobsite.”
The company recently marked a milestone of having gone 15 years and nearly 4 million hours without lost time due to injury. Clark has not had a recordable injury on a job site in more than eight years.
Clark Construction Company has achieved yet another safety milestone as the company has now surpassed 15 years with no lost time due to injury. The landmark accomplishment is another in a series of safety achievements that has led Clark Construction to be widely recognized as national leader in safety among construction industry peers.
“It has been extremely gratifying to see our entire team embrace the importance of safety in the workplace, which is really the reason we have achieved this remarkable milestone,” said Clark Construction CEO Charles Clark. “The type of safety performance we have experienced can only occur if every individual from the home office to every single job site makes safety their highest priority.”
In addition to reaching the 15-year mark without lost time due to injury, Clark expects to surpass four million job hours without lost time during calendar year 2016, which is an unprecedented accomplishment in the commercial construction industry,
Clark management and staff have consciously refused to accept accidents as an unavoidable aspect of construction and set a safety goal for the company of zero hours of lost time due to injuries. The resulting program has earned Clark Construction widespread government and industry recognition for its safety accomplishments, receiving several major awards in recent years, including:
Clark Construction was the first Michigan construction company to join Michigan AGC and MIOSHA in a landmark government/industry safety alliance designed to protect the safety and health of Michigan’s construction workers.
The training at our CMU Biosciences project site shows in real life time how long it takes to fall, for a lanyard to stop you, and how much force is put on the body when you do fall. The training showed the crews that there are improper ways of tying off, and even though you think you will not fall, you always need to be prepared the right way in case you do. We hold these safety days once a month to go along with our promise and commitment to safety. The Biosciences Building Team is in partnership with the AGC Alliance, as well as a MIOSHA Partnership. These two programs reflect the commitment to safety by our Clark Team, and on-site trade contractors.