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Marina Heights hosts National Fall Prevention Stand Down

Ryan Companies US, Inc., co-developer with Sunbelt Holdings and builder of Marina Heights at Tempe Town Lake, hosted Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) federal officials and Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) state officials this week to honor the National Fall Prevention Stand Down. The purpose of the “Safety Stand Down” is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in
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ADOSH Assistant Director, Jessie Atencio was on hand to present Ryan Companies with a plaque commemorating the voluntary event. And after other presentations, Ryan Companies Safety Superintendent, Kyle Schoenberger invited all Ryan employees and Marina Heights’ 20 subcontractors to attend fall protection demos and view fall protection products, available for viewing at the site.

“We were happy to welcome OSHA and ADOSH representatives to Marina Heights on this important day. Safety is our number one priority and greater education, such as that being presented at the Safety Stand Down will help avoid accidents in the future,” said Schoenberger.

Recently, Ryan Companies also hosted Tempe and other local fire departments at the Marina Heights site to conduct high-rise building and crane rescue training exercises. Scenarios that were practiced included proper techniques for rescuing a person from a structure under construction, crane rescue procedures and using specialized equipment needed for these types of rescue.

Marina Heights is a 20-acre, $600 million mixed-use development that will include five office buildings leased by State Farm, retail amenities and a 10-acre plaza to be constructed during the next four years. The 2 million square foot project has been under construction for nine months, accumulating more than 250,000 safe man-hours with no loss time to date.

Rendering of the amphitheater at the Great Park at Eastmark.

Mapei Corporation given SHARP Designation

The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) has awarded Mapei Corporation, in Tempe, with its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award in recognition of their exemplary safety and health management systems. They join 24 other companies in Arizona with this distinction.

“At ADOSH we believe that an employer’s safety efforts are an integral part of the entire company operations,” said Jessie Atencio, assistant director and consultation and training program manager for ADOSH. “Companies that earn the SHARP award show the responsibility and care needed to operate a safe, successful business, and that is exactly what Mapei has shown.”

To qualify for the SHARP award, ADOSH evaluates an employer’s overall workplace safety and health efforts, including written programs, injury and illness rates and how integrated safety programs are with the day-to-day work environment. ADOSH conducts a full workplace inspection including extensive employee interviews.

Currently, 25 Arizona companies have received the SHARP Award. They are: Abseilon USA, LLC; Alliance Beverage Distribution Company, LLC; Bard Peripheral Vascular; Big W Sales Corporation; Consolidated rebar; Harris/Arizona Rebar; Hill Brothers Chemical Co; Imsamet of Arizona; JM Eagle; Mesquite Power, LLC; National Gypsum Company; Sara Lee Bakery Group; Schnipke Southwest; Schumacher European, Ltd.; Scottsdale Eye Surgery Center; Sto Corp.; Sulphur Spring Valley Elective Cooperative, Inc.; Sun Valley Hand Surgery; Tube Service Company; Vecro Decking, Inc.; West Valley Fertility Center; Weyerhaeuser Building Materials; JM Eagle; Vantage West Credit Union and Mapei Corporation.

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MIHS recognized for top safety, health

The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) Consultation Department will present Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) with a “STAR Site” designation, recognizing exemplary and comprehensive safety and health management systems. ADOSH representatives conducted an audit of safety practices at MIHS’ main hospital in Phoenix, as well as its other external clinics.

The award, designated through the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), will be presented during a ceremony on Thursday, June 27 at 9 a.m. at Maricopa Medical Center at 2601 East Roosevelt Street, Phoenix.

VPP is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) highest program of recognition across all United States OSHA organizations. It recognizes employers and workers in private and federal workplaces who have exemplified effective safety and health management systems to achieve injury and illness rates more than 50 percent below the national average.

“We carefully inspected the facilities of Maricopa Integrated Health System and found a safety culture who communicated safety as a top priority on a daily basis and best practices were utilized throughout the campus,” said Jessie Atencio, assistant director and consultation and training program manager for ADOSH. “Their team should be proud of the advances they have made in order to ensure a safe working environment.”

To qualify for VPP status, employers must submit an application to OSHA and undergo an onsite evaluation by a team of safety and health professionals. VPP participants and sites earning the “STAR Site” designation are re-evaluated every three to five years in order to remain in the programs. VPP participants are exempt from OSHA programmed inspections while they maintain their VPP status.

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Palo Verde Power Plant recognized for safety

The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) Consultation Department recently acknowledged the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station as a “STAR Site” through the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).  Companies who are awarded the STAR designation demonstrate exemplary and comprehensive, safety and health management systems.

VPP is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) highest program of recognition across all United States OSHA organizations. It recognizes employers and workers in private and federal workplaces who have exemplified effective safety and health management systems to achieve injury and illness rates more than 50 percent below the national average.

“We thoroughly inspected Palo Verde and found the most rigorous of safety standards were being upheld,” said Jessie Atencio, assistant director and consultation and training program manager for ADOSH. “Their team should certainly be proud of the strides they have made in order to ensure a safe working environment.”

ADOSH representatives conducted the audit of Palo Verde’s safety practices at the 4,250-acre plant site, located 55 miles west of downtown Phoenix. Palo Verde was presented with a STAR Status flag that was raised ceremoniously.

To qualify, employers must submit an application to OSHA and undergo an onsite evaluation by a team of safety and health professionals. VPP participants and sites earning the “STAR Site” designation are re-evaluated every three to five years in order to remain in the programs. VPP participants are exempt from OSHA programmed inspections while they maintain their VPP status.

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ADOSH Appoints Safety Compliance Supervisor

The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) has appointed Marshall Krotenberg, MS, CIH, CSP, to the position of safety compliance supervisor. In this role, Krotenberg will oversee a portion of ADOSH’s safety compliance efforts.

Krotenberg received his bachelor’s degree in Soil and Water Science and holds a Master of Science in Toxicology from the University of Arizona. He is an OSHA compliance expert, a Certified Industrial Hygienist as well as a Certified Safety Professional with more than 30 years of experience in the environmental, safety and health fields.

Krotenberg’s previous positions include working for the City of Tucson, TRW, and Rimkus Consultation Group.  He was formally employed by ADOSH from 1992 to1995.