Commissioner Ken Peterson of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has presented the Kraus-Anderson Lab Building 280 project team with the prestigious Minnesota Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (MNSHARP) award. The ceremony was held June 11 at the jobsite in Maplewood, MN.
The MNSHARP award recognizes companies whose managers and employees work together to develop safety and health programs that go beyond basic compliance with all applicable OSHA standards, and result in immediate and long-term prevention of job-related injuries and illnesses.
The achievement reflects 12 months of evaluation from MNOSHA Consultation and exceptional safety performance. KA maintains a full time safety director on the jobsite, with over 300 construction workers on site each day. Over 1,900 workers have received the site-specific safety orientation since the project began in August 2013. Completion is scheduled for September 2015.
This is Kraus-Anderson’s third project to have received MNSHARP recognition, following Regions Hospital (2008) and University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital (2010). Since the inception of the MNSHARP Construction program in 2007, only 22 construction projects in the state have earned the MNSHARP recognition.