Woo-hoo! Mike Moore Construction!Friday, September 20, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
Mike Moore Construction Ltd. (MMC) is pleased to be presented with the Certificate of Recognition (COR™) in Ontario by the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA).
COR™ is the national standard for health and safety management systems.
MMC would like to thank the Ontario General Contractor’s Association (OGCA) for their ongoing support through this process.
This recent achievement adds to a very long list of distinguishing safety accomplishments that lead the way for construction safety in Sault Ste. Marie and all of Ontario.
In addition to the many safety awards presented to MMC, the COR™ success acknowledges the industry leading health and safety management system developed by Mr. Bob Ryckman as the Safety Director for MMC.
Every Manager, Superintendent and worker has adopted a positive organizational culture that supports all aspects of health and safety on MMC’s worksites.
A forward-thinking attitude and the genuine care for everyone on every jobsite was the motivation for this mission to achieve COR™.
Mike Moore Construction is the 40th company in the province to have achieved this certification.
Organizations that achieve COR™ certification demonstrate that they are controlling hazards and risks on their worksites through the development of regulation surpassing standards, open and effective employee communications and training, as well as regular reviews.
The certification recognizes achievement of the standard through a comprehensive third-party audit that includes a documentation review, employee interviews and workplace observations.
While this process is not for the faint-hearted, it has been an exceptionally rewarding process with the end result of MMC becoming one of the first to achieve this feat in all of Northern Ontario, and being among a handful or organizations in the entire province to achieve COR™.
The COR™ certification is trademarked nationwide and is sanctioned by participating members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Association (CFCSA).
By realizing COR™, MMC is able to distinguish itself from the competition by showing that not only do they have a health and safety management system, but they have a system that actually works.
MMC’s top-down approach ensures that anyone hired by MMC must also adhere to very high safety standards and must become part of the MMC movement towards health and safety being part of everyday business.
“When it comes to the safety of our workers we don't follow the industry, we lead it,” said Mike Moore, MMC’s president. “Safety is at the core of our business and it’s very rewarding to have achieved this distinction.”
“This is just how we do business,” said Bob Ryckman, MMC’s safety director, “Safety is not an afterthought. It starts before the project begins.”
Founded in 1989, Mike Moore Construction Ltd. is a leading general contractor in northern Ontario and the largest non-union construction firm in the Sault Ste. Marie area.
MMC’s reputation is a testament of the team's dedication, experience and delivery of quality construction services for nearly 25 years.