On Monday, May 8, 2017, Mercy Health Muskegon, The Christman Company and MIOSHA partnered to observe the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.
According to MIOSHA, falls are a leading cause of death for construction workers in the state and the nation. Between 2010 and 2014, 41 percent of the fatalities in Michigan’s construction industry consisted of falls. Mercy Health Muskegon was pleased to be a partner for this importance awareness event.
A luncheon was held on the site of the new Mercy Health Muskegon medical center, where guests (contract laborers, construction colleagues, Christman staff, and Mercy Health leadership) gathered to hear remarks regarding the importance of safety on the job. Lon Morrison, senior director of facilities for Mercy Health, spoke about the “culture of safety” at Mercy Health and how important it is to the ongoing construction of the new medical center project.