Nearly 700,000 hours without a lost time incident
Dayton, Ohio (June 12, 2009) -Miller-Valentine Construction was recently recognized by the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation with a Special Award for accomplishments in safety in 2008. This award is presented to employers who have at least six months and 500,000 hours without an injury resulting in a lost time.
"Miller-Valentine Construction is pleased to be receiving this award for the first time," noted Bill Burke, Safety Director of MV Commercial Construction. "We are extremely proud that our Associates were able to go two years without a lost time incident. This award is a testament to our Associates' commitment to safety on the job."
Statewide, there are over 10,000 members of the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation. Less
than 10% of the membership received a Special Award for work in 2008. Awards are based on OSHA recordkeeping requirements and semi-annual accident statistics submitted by the employer to the Safety Council.
In 2007, Miller-Valentine Commercial Construction became the first contractor in the U.S. to be certified statewide in Ohio by the U.S. Department of Labor office of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with a "STAR" designation - the highest of three levels of recognition for safety. The "STAR" designation was also awarded to MV Commercial Construction by the Kentucky OSHA and OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Miller-Valentine was recertified with the "STAR" status this year.
Miller-Valentine Construction conducts very intensive training programs for its Associates. All field labor Associates are required to have the OSHA 10-Hour Construction course. Supervisors are required to have the OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety course. They also train Associates in CPR, First Aid and other safety areas depending upon need. The safety programs at Miller-Valentine Construction are led by Bill Burke, a certified Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) with over 15 years in the safety and health profession.