Royalton Manor Sets the Health & Safety Gold Standard

An rehabilitation and skilled nursing center in St. Joseph with an exemplary record when it comes to safety and health issues was honored for that track record today when the Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration — or MIOSHA — awarded them with the CET Gold Award.

The CET program is a Consultation, Education & Training initiative the pays close attention to those issues all over Michigan, and today they have honored the team at Royalton Manor in Royalton Township across from the Lakeland Health Outpatient Center on Hollywood Road. The facility is a Ciena Healthcare skilled nursing center.

Bart Pickelman is Director of MIOSHA. He tells us, “Royalton Manor’s status as a Gold Award recipient speaks to its strong commitment to worker safety and protection.” Pickelman adds, “MIOSHA is pleased to recognize a team of managers and employees who make the health and safety of its workers a top priority.”

The MIOSHA Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division recognizes the safety and health achievements of Michigan employers and employees through CET Awards, which are based on excellent safety and health performance. The CET Gold Award recognizes an outstanding safety record of two years or more without a lost time accident.

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MIOSHA’s CET Division Director Nella Davis-Ray presented the award to Diane Byrd, administrator of Royalton Manor, who accepted on behalf of all employees. Invited guests, management and employees attended the award presentation.

Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs says Royalton Manor has an exemplary safety and health record, and has exhibited outstanding leadership in recognizing that a comprehensive safety and health program is critical to successful businesses today. CET Industrial Hygienist Harvey Johnson conducted a hazard survey at the facility, which allowed the employer the opportunity to walk through their facility with a MIOSHA representative and correct problem areas that were noted.

The Gold Award criteria includes:

  • Having an effective Safety and Health Management System (SHMS). MIOSHA staff consulting with Gold awardees, evaluate their SHMS to ensure that key elements are implemented;
  • Establishing a safety and health committee, with both employee and management participation;
  • Developing an employee training system, with an emphasis on how to do the work in a safe and healthful manner; and
  • Working diligently to change the workplace culture to reflect the importance of worker safety.

Royalton Manor Administrator Byrd says, “I am very proud of my staff and the continued commitment to the safety of our employees.” She adds, “We continue to strive daily to retain a safe work environment for our employees.”

Royalton Manor is a 123-bed facility at 233 Peace Boulevard just off of Hollywood Road, that provides short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing services to the residents of western Michigan and northern Indiana. Ciena Healthcare is the largest privately owned operator of skilled nursing and rehabilitation in Michigan. For more information visit the Ciena Healthcare page or call (248) 386-0300.