At J & J Burning and Fabricating Company, we place a great emphasis on the safety of our employees. In an effort to keep the inherently dangerous world of a steel fabricating facility as safe as possible, we have enlisted Safety Consultants from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) to assist us in refining our practices.
Partnering with these outside experts has been vital in keeping both management and manufacturing employees in a “Safety First” mindset. Using both MIOSHA mandated and our own internal records, we track all injuries and accidents. Each one is investigated, recorded, and discussed at our monthly safety meetings. We try to learn from past mistakes and revise practices or update equipment to ensure that the same mistake does not happen twice. We also have two shop supervisors who were certified through a MIOSHA General Industry Safety course. They have been able to take what they learned and tailor it to meet the needs of our metal fabricating environment.
The national Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created in 1970 to set and enforce regulations to ensure that all private sector workers in the United States have safe and healthy working conditions. OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor. MIOSHA is our statewide branch. According to the State of Michigan website, MIOSHA works with employers and employees to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities. Health and safety activities include setting and enforcing standards; providing safety and health training and education; and working with partners to develop innovative programs to prevent workplace hazards.
With a concentrated effort, J & J Burning has reduced injuries by 88% in the last three years. We are very proud of the fact that we have an injury rating below the steel fabrication industry average.