The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Friday, March 31, 2017

Clark's safety record gets noticed

By The Building Tradesman

Lansing-based Clark Construction was named one of the safest companies to work for on March 22 by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Clark won the award in the "Construction Management Division's 150,000-350,000 Work Hour Category" as part of the AGC's Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards, an annual ranking of construction safety programs. The winners were selected after a review of the safety programs and results from contractors all over the nation then inviting the top three firms in each category to present to and be questioned by a distinguished panel of judges.

"Workplace safety is essential to the success of any construction project and should not be taken for granted," said Mark Knight, the AGC's past president and president of Knight Construction Services LLC in Aberdeen, S.D. "Firms like this prioritize and excel at workplace safety, making them tremendous role models for others to follow."

Clark presented outstanding guidance in safety and occupation health management, risk control, safety training, work site hazard identification and control, and safety program innovation, Knight added.

The award by the Lansing-based general contractor was made several weeks after Clark announced on Jan. 20 that it had completed 4 million straight man-hours on its projects without a lost-time injury.