Elzinga & Volkers Celebrates 10 Years with No Lost Time or Injuries
HOLLAND, Mich. — Through diligence and unwavering attention to the company’s safety standards, Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals (E&V) recently announced a significant milestone and extended its safety track record to more than 10 years with no lost time or injuries. To celebrate, E&V hosted a picnic for employees and families.
The picnic celebration took place at Johnson Park in Grandville where employees and family members could spend the evening relaxing, playing games, having their faces painted, eating and socializing.
“According to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there were 44 worksite deaths in Michigan in 2016,” said Tony Roussey, vice president of operations and safety director at Elzinga & Volkers. “It’s important that we take the time to acknowledge the hard work each employee has dedicated to ensuring we reached the milestone of 10 years without injury on the job and their commitment to the safety of our entire team.”
As a passionate advocate for safety in the workplace through their annual Alive 365: Safety Week program, E&V continues to be an example of how proper safety practices can positively affect not only their own organization, but the industry as a whole. More than 1,300 industry professionals have been trained through the Alive 365 program throughout the past four years.
“The senior management team at Elzinga & Volkers has been successful at incorporating safety into the company’s culture for decades. When safety serves as a core value and is reinforced through actions and behavior, everyone wins,” said Norm Brady, ABC WMC President & CEO. “E&V’s team understands that they have a role to play in keeping themselves and others safe and that has resulted in an incredible safety record. ABC Western Michigan was proud to present E&V its Safety Award of Excellence in 2016, and the company is also a candidate for the same honor this year which will be presented in September.”