NuCon Corporation, a machine shop in Livonia, recently received renewed status as a Michigan Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (MSHARP) worksite from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA).
“I commend NuCon and its employees for their continued commitment to excellence in workplace accident and illness prevention,” said MIOSHA Director Bart Pickelman. “MIOSHA is pleased to renew this special designation that recognizes NuCon for making the safety and health of its workers a top priority.”MIOSHA established the MSHARP to acknowledge employers with outstanding workplace safety and health programs that far surpass their counterparts. The program targets small manufacturers to help them develop, implement and continuously improve the effectiveness of their workplace safety and health management system. The program also provides an incentive for employers to emphasize accident and illness prevention by anticipating problems, not reacting to them.
The MIOSHA Onsite Consultation Program within the Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division operates the MSHARP. Onsite consultants work with employers to help them become self-sufficient in managing occupational safety and health. MSHARP worksites earn an exemption from “programmed” MIOSHA inspections on a yearly basis.
NuCon has an excellent safety and health management system in place, which incorporates each of the seven required elements: hazard anticipation and detection; hazard prevention and control; planning and evaluation; administration and supervision; safety and health training; management leadership; and employee participation.
Two best practices that demonstrate NuCon’s above average safety and health management system are, a solid root cause analysis of incidents and injuries, and a good schedule for workplace safety and health audits.
Founded in 1973, NuCon Corporation manufactures integrally bladed components for compressors, turbines, fan sections, pumps, etc. for products currently being used in applications from boat propellers to jet engine turbines. The company’s mission statement is: “Continuously improving safety and quality.”
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