An electrical contractor recently celebrated reaching the milestone of one-million safe working hours.

Wayland, Michigan-based Windemuller said in August, 2018 it hit the mark without any recordable OSHA injuries as of July. The company’s streak started in May 2016.

“Our employees always come first,” said Devin Hill, corporate safety director, Windemuller. “We recognize that we can’t do our job or serve our clients if we can’t keep our workers safe and healthy. This milestone is an indicator of just how much attention has been paid to making worker safety the No. 1 priority at Windemuller. Accidents are avoidable and preventable in our industry, which is re-assuring for our customers, our employees and our business as whole.”

The company has a seven-person corporate committee specifically dedicated to safe working. All employees undergo detailed safety training regimens, including mandatory courses for new hires, ranging from first aid to fire safety, as well as ongoing annual safety education requirements.

Windemuller also assigns specific training courses on an individual basis, depending on each employee’s job function and the kind of risks they may encounter in their day-to-day work.

"As with any achievement, our foremost goal now is to keep this one going. I’d love to see Windemuller hit 2-million safe working hours — or more— in the future,” said Hill.

Established in 1954, Windemuller provides advanced technical contracting and design services in and outside of Michigan. The firm works on various types of projects: automation, communications, IT, electrical, outdoor utility and renewable energy. Windemuller employs more than 225 people at its seven locations throughout Michigan.

Source:  Grand Rapids (Michigan) Business Journal