Safety - first, last and always

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

CULTURE OF SAFETY

MZI has committed to creating a responsive culture to customer and employee needs. Our above-average .82 EMR rate in 2016 reflects that dedication to safe, secure and incident-free projects.

In a hazardous industry like construction, workplace safety is an investment that pays for itself in real benefits. A safe environment helps keep skilled employees on the job and projects on track, reduces accidents that result in injuries and schedule delays, and limits the risks of litigation and regulatory action. A strong safety record enhances our reputation, makes us more competitive and helps manage our insurance costs over time.

A successful safety culture starts at the top - the MZI executive suite - and extends to our project managers, superintendents, foremen and onsite workers. Senior executives take an active, visible role in safety culture implementation and execution. Project executives and managers, superintendents and foremen are continuously trained and well versed in accident investigation, substance abuse, conflict resolution, pre-job safety planning, loss analysis and oversight of subcontractors. In fact, the subcontractors MZI selects must also embrace this safety culture.

MZI foremen and construction design office personnel are required to complete OSHA training and every employee receives mandatory training and attends safety meetings at project locations. The goal of every job is to create an environment where workers are watching out for the safety of others. We believe this “360 commitment” will ensure improved operations, increased reliability, lower costs and higher productivity.

Arthur Miller

President, CEO

Letter from the Safety Manager

In a highly hazardous industry such as construction, safety is an investment that consistently delivers real benefits. A safe work environment helps to keep skilled employees on the job and projects on track. Accidents that could result in injuries and schedule delays can also be reduced, as well as the potential for litigation and regulatory action.

As Safety Manager for MZI Group, Inc. I am proud to say our company works in the safest manner possible and is consistent with best-in class construction practices. Our top priority is the safety of the general public, our employees and other personnel on or near any MZI Group worksite. Each operation must meet or exceed our standards, and no work is performed without safeguards in place and careful planning.

MZI employs a multi-point approach to safety, including incident tracking, risk assessment, worksite inspection, employee training, continuing education, accurate record keeping and outreach. This approach extends to the selection of subcontractors who must also embrace a strong safety ethic. Our commitment to safety begins with our CEO Arthur Miller and continues with every employee. Managers and supervisors share responsibilities for the daily compliance to MZI’s safety program; project managers, superintendents and foremen are trained in accident investigation, substance abuse, conflict resolution, pre- job safety planning, loss analysis and subcontractor management. Construction and design office personnel must complete required OSHA training.

MZI ensures I am on the cutting edge of all safety-related standards with seminars, trainings and certifications. I know our Safety and Health Program will minimize, if not eliminate incidents, injuries and illnesses while surpassing the best practices of similar operations. Every day, our goal is nothing less than zero accidents and injuries. Our mindset is safety - first, last and always.

Respectfully,

Robert Stewart
Safety Manager


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