Shermco Industries announced today that the Irving, Texas corporate headquarters facility has achieved the coveted OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Star status for worksite 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.
Shermco Industries is very proud of its employees’ dedication and commitment to achieving the VPP Star status and to maintaining a culture of safety at work and at home.
Shermco Industries is the leading independent provider of safe and reliable acceptance testing, commissioning, maintenance, repair and remanufacturing of electrical equipment and power distribution systems. With service centers located throughout North America, certified technicians and engineers focus on servicing both scheduled and unexpected projects for large commercial, industrial and utility customers. Shermco, a leader in electrical safety and technical training, focuses on industrial electrical contracting, utility, wind turbine maintenance and disaster recovery services. Shermco Industries is a member in good standing with the Electrical Apparatus Service Association, American Wind Energy Association, Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League, and the InterNational Electrical Testing Association. For more information about Shermco Industries, visit www.shermco.com.