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  • EV Construction trains nearly 300 people during safety week.

    EV Construction trains nearly 300 people during safety week.

    March 28, 2022

    HOLLAND, Mich., March 23, 2022 —EV Construction, a leading West Michigan construction management firm, hosted its seventh annual Safety Week last week. The 2022 event, “YOU Are Safety,” was held Monday, March 14 through Thursday, March 17 at Watermark Country Club in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During the course of the week, 293 people were trained […]

  • Starting over…but not at zero: How a safety incident can strengthen your safety culture

    Starting over…but not at zero: How a safety incident can strengthen your safety culture

    January 16, 2022

    Contributed by the EV Construction Leadership Team If during a game of Family Feud, Steve Harvey posed the question, “What are the top seven characteristics of a strong leader,” what would be the top response? Integrity? Accountability? Empathy? Humility? Resilience? Vision? Positivity? I think we would all agree these should be the top answers. Many […]

  • Construction firm keeps 14-year safety record going

    Construction firm keeps 14-year safety record going

    February 5, 2021

    The construction industry is all about risk taking, but one company has mitigated one of the most daunting risks that consistently haunts the industry. Holland-based EV Construction is celebrating more than 5,000 days of no lost time to injuries, which is equivalent to almost 14 years. “Achieving this milestone was not an easy accomplishment,” said […]

  • EV Construction celebrates more than 13 years without significant injury

    EV Construction celebrates more than 13 years without significant injury

    February 1, 2021

    HOLLAND — A local construction company is celebrating 5,000 days without an injury forcing an employee to take time off work. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the construction industry experienced 79,600 “lost time” injuries in 2019. The average duration of time away from work was 13 days, and more than 33 percent […]

  • How to Ease Workers’ Anxieties About Returning to the Jobsite

    How to Ease Workers’ Anxieties About Returning to the Jobsite

    May 5, 2020

    In the early weeks of the U.S. coronavirus pandemic, safety managers at EV Construction fielded questions from employees and subcontractors who were concerned about the safety of working during the growing outbreak. They wanted to know how company leaders planned to keep everyone healthy. The Holland, Michigan-based company met their concerns head on and quickly […]

  • The Importance of Construction Safety Amid a Pandemic

    The Importance of Construction Safety Amid a Pandemic

    April 23, 2020

    Even though times have changed, one item remains top priority for all companies affected by the global pandemic: safety. COVID-19 has sparked new safety precautions for frontline workers, businesses, the general public and so many more, and has showcased just how crucial safety is. This unique experience has given companies another opportunity to continue leading […]

  • Exposing a Gap: Construction Safety and COVID-19

    Exposing a Gap: Construction Safety and COVID-19

    April 1, 2020

    By its very nature, construction is a dangerous activity requiring many people to work in close quarters in an ever-changing environment. Our industry works continuously to evaluate the programs, procedures, equipment and enforcement mechanisms that keep our people safe. West Michigan has a great record for construction safety, but the recent COVID-19 crisis appears to […]