Thanks to exemplary employee efforts and a strong management commitment, this is a major milestone achievement in the prevention and control of occupational safety and health hazards. 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 these 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 beyond just the Shermco facility as the procedures, training and attitude of safe behavior affects all of our off-site technicians as well.
Shermco Industries is very proud of their employee’s dedication and commitment to achieving this goal and to maintaining a culture of safety at work and at home.
For more information on VPP, visit OSHA’s website at https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/vpp/all_about_vpp.html.