An electrical contractor in the area recently celebrated reaching the milestone of 1-million safe working hours.
Wayland-based Windemuller said last month it hit the mark without any recordable Occupational Safety and Health Administration 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.
“I have so much gratitude for our entire team here at Windemuller and for our customers and partners as well,” said Dave Beemer, president, Windemuller. “An accomplishment on this level does not belong to any one person, but to our entire company. I’m proud of everyone for sharing our commitment to safety and doing their part to reach this milestone.
"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.”
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.