Our Commitment to Safety
Our entire staff – technicians, engineers, administrators and management – are involved and responsible for the safety of our coworkers, our customers, our contractors as well as our communities. It is an integral part of our culture.
Every Shermco employee has the authority, without fear of reprimand or retaliation, to immediately STOP any work activity that presents a danger that is not in compliance with our safety and health policies. We will report any unsafe acts or conditions to supervisors and will question any work activity that involves a violation of the established safety and health policies or the established job hazard analysis.
Our Safety Mission
Safety is the number one priority in everything we do. The safety of our people, customer personnel, and site equipment is our primary focus. Shermco’s key personnel hold positions on national safety boards, associations, and workshops. We lead the charge for developing and updating national electrical safety standards with appointments on many electrical industry committees
Electrical Safety Program
Shermco is committed to providing a work environment where all employees are able to perform their assigned responsibilities efficiently and safely through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). Shermco has an obligation to provide a safe workplace and each employee has an obligation to maintain a safe workplace by using safe work practices regardless of location or task. No project is worth sacrificing the safety of our employees or causing damage to our customers’ equipment. Safe work practices are essential to the well-being of both our employees and our company.
This program contains the minimum requirements necessary to maintain compliance with OSHA electrical safety regulations and the requirements of NFPA 70E, which outlines electrical safety standards in the workplace. Additional requirements are addressed in detail in other Shermco EHS policies and procedures.
This program covers electrical safety-related work practices and procedures for all employees (including outside personnel, contractors, sub-contractors and vendors) who work while exposed to electrical hazards. Additional requirements have been included in this program to protect unqualified employees from electrical hazards.