The University of Michigan - Dearborn endeavors to maintain safe working conditions for its staff and a safe and healthy environment for its students and visitors. This also includes our construction contractors and their respective workforces. Safety is an essential component of construction work at the University of Michigan - Dearborn. It is a key contractual responsibility for those managing and performing such work and an important determinant of overall project success. The University of Michigan - Dearborn believes that effective contractor safety programs enhance projects by assisting contractors to systematically identify and evaluate anticipated hazards and establish controls in advance of actual work. While the obvious purpose of a contractor safety program is to reduce on-the-job injuries and illnesses to the greatest extent possible. The interactions developed through these programs can also bring collateral benefits in the form of improved communication, documentation, and cost savings.