By: Ryan J. Goings
Metro Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety (MICCS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving zero injury on construction and facilities maintenance job sites. MICCS is governed by a Board of Directors that represents every segment of the construction industry. There members include construction companies, users of construction services ("owners"), design professionals and construction-affiliated organizations and companies.
The goal of the MICCS Certification Program, developed in 1996, is three-fold.
- The program is a web-based database that is used by construction consumers ("owners") as well as by contractors whose safety prequalifies their subcontractors by providing them with important safety-related information in an easily-accessible, standard format. This allows system users to, in mere seconds, view validated safety statistics and information on exhaustive audits MICCS conducts on each participating company.
- The program is also the gold standard in safety. To become a "MICCS Certified Company" means that a company's safety performance is among the top 20% of construction companies in the nation.
- The program is a checks and balances for companies when it comes to their safety program each year. From the very first time a company enters the program through each annual renewal in the program, MICCS provides an extensive review of a company's safety program and validates that the statistics in the program's database are what was also reported to OSHA.
For more information please visit the Metro Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety (MICCS) website at http://www.miccs.org
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