Middough Participates in National Safe + Sound Week 2022
Joins thousands of companies nationwide in raising awareness about safety and health
Middough is honored to join other industry leaders in raising awareness about the importance of safety as a proud participant in Safe + Sound Week 2022 from August 15-19. Throughout the week, Middough will be putting an increased focus on environmental health and safety to encourage continued vigilance, strengthen our company's safety culture and recognize our safety successes.
Every year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), under the U.S. Department of Labor hosts Safe + Sound Week, as part of their year-round Safe + Sound campaign to encourage every workplace to have a safety and health program. Safe + Sound Week recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe. Nationwide, employers are encouraged to participate to raise awareness about workplace safety and to commit to creating a safe and sound workplace for their employees. Last year, more than 5,300 businesses participated and helped to raise awareness about workers' health and safety – including Middough!
This year, Middough will participate in Safe + Sound Week by doing what we do best – being Safe By Choice every day in all that we do. We will use the resources provided by OSHA daily to augment our day-by-day education and inspiration of all employees.
At Middough, EH&S (Environmental Health and Safety) is cultural. We know that our team members at all levels are valuable partners in making not only our workplace, but our world, safer. We encourage proactive identification and daily communication about ways to design and engineer safe environments, and recognize and avoid hazards in the office, in the field for ourselves and for our clients. Designing for Safety, collecting observations and sharing best practices helps protect Middough employees as well as our clients.
As a result of taking our commitment to Environmental Health & Safety seriously, our team has been recognized for several safety awards and other recognition over the years that have kept our workers and clients safe. Some of the awards received were the “Contractor Safety Award for Excellence,” from the Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable (multiple years); the “Award of Merit” safety award; Recognition for working three years in the State of New Jersey without a lost time injury or illness was presented by the Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Awards Program, “The Gold Award” and “The Meritorious Performance Award” by the Three Rivers Safety Council (multiple years), and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers for safe work at BP-Husky Toledo Refinery for eight consecutive years. Middough was also selected as one of America’s Safest Companies in 2016 & 2021 by EHS Today. A company can only be selected for the list once every five years.
“At Middough, our employees believe they can work safely and go home at the end of the day without having experienced a safety incident or injury at work,” said Middough's EHS Manager and Senior Safety Champion, Tom Sexton. “We share the leadership and responsibility of our personal safety and safety of our designs. I am fortunate to work with such a great group of people. He added, “We are proud to join other industry leaders during Safe + Sound Week to celebrate our commitment to safety.”
For more information on Safe + Sound Week 2022, visit www.osha.gov/safeandsound.