Clark Reaches Safety Milestone – 3 Million Safe Hours!

Clark Construction Company achieved yet another safety milestone on Friday, June 15, as the company reached the milestone of having gone three million worker hours without lost time due to injury. The historic safety accomplishment has covered all Clark Construction projects since 2001, and underscores the company’s reputation as a national leader in workplace safety.

Our program has allowed for a safe work environment for our workers and we are committed to continuing this trend for years to come. I am proud of our entire team for their continued commitment to a safe work environment and our overall safety program.

– Clark Construction CEO, Charles Clark

Clark Construction has completed $2.5 billion worth of projects from Jan. 2001 to Jan. 2012. Some of the major projects completed during this period include:

  •  Howell Public Schools Multiple Bond Programs – Howell
  •  FireKeepers Casino – Battle Creek
  •  Michigan State University Brody Hall Renovations – East Lansing
  •  Boyne USA Resorts – Boyne Falls, Boyne Mountain, Petoskey/Bay Harbor, and Big Sky, MT
  •  Lansing Community College (4 projects, 3 years) – East Lansing
  •  Twelve Oaks Mall Expansion – Chesterfield Twp.
  •  Ann Arbor Municipal Building – Ann Arbor
  •  IKEA Home Furnishings – Canton and Cincinnati
  •  Harborside Office Center – Port Huron
  •  State of Dept. of Corrections – East Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility – Ionia
  •  Fowlerville Community Schools Bond Program – Fowlerville
  •  Waterside Marketplace – Chesterfield Twp.
  •  Madonna University Franciscan Center for Science & Media – Livonia
  •  Odawa Casino Resort – Petoskey


Safety First — Always

Clark management and staff have consciously refused to accept accidents as an unavoidable aspect of construction and set a safety goal for the company of zero hours of lost time due to injuries. The resulting program has earned Clark Construction widespread government and industry recognition for its safety accomplishments, receiving several major awards in recent years, including:

  •  CET Platinum Award from MIOSHA for outstanding accomplishments in safety;
  •  CET Gold Award from MIOSHA for outstanding accomplishments in safety;
  •  Safety Excellence Award from the Michigan Chapter of Associated General Contractors (AGC); and
  •  Outstanding Safety Performance Award from the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America.

Clark received the CET Gold award from MIOSHA in 2005 after the company had gone more than eight years and 2.5 million worker hours without lost time due to injuries. In 2010, Clark was the first construction company to received MIOSHA’s CET Platinum award for achieving 2.5 million hours with no lost time due to injuries.

MIOSHA applauds Clark Construction’s dedication to protecting their workers, as witnessed by their record of more than three million work hours without a lost-time incident. Clark Construction is one of Michigan’s premiere construction companies and recognizes that a safe workplace provides the foundation for a productive workplace.

– MIOSHA Director, Martha Yoder

Clark Construction was the first Michigan construction company to join Michigan AGC and MIOSHA in a landmark government/industry safety alliance designed to protect the safety and health of Michigan’s construction workers.

The construction industry is one of the most hazardous industries in Michigan. Only about four percent of Michigan’s workforce is employed in construction, however, construction fatalities account for nearly 40 percent of all fatal workplace accidents. This underscores the significance of our achievement in safety and shows how difficult it is to overcome those odds.

– Clark Construction CEO, Charles Clark