Shermco Industries announced today that the Irving, Texas corporate headquarters facility has achieved the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Star status for work site safety and health.
“We are proud to announce this major milestone for Shermco Industries. Thanks to exemplary employee efforts and a strong management commitment, we have been able to achieve this high level of prevention and control in regard to occupational safety and health hazards,” said Ron Widup, Shermco Industries CEO. “This program will also ensure the continued development, implementation and continuous improvement of our safety and health management system – a huge benefit to our employees and clients.”
In practice, VPP sets performance-based criteria for a managed safety and health system and then assesses applicants against the criteria. OSHA’s verification includes an application review and a rigorous onsite evaluation by a team of OSHA safety and health experts. This program is supported by statistical evidence that shows an average reduction of days missed due to injury by about 50% among similar industries.
“This safety culture extends well beyond our Shermco headquarters facility, as the procedures, training and attitude of safe behavior affects all of our off-site technicians as well,” said Widup.
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