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McCarthy Building Companies project earns designation

The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health – (ADOSH) Consultation Department has presented the McCarthy Building Companies project, Yuma Regional Medical Center, as a “STAR Site” through the Construction Voluntary Protection Program “C-VPP.” Companies and jobsites that are awarded the STAR designation demonstrate exemplary and comprehensive safety and health management systems.

On Tuesday, June 16 at 5:30 a.m., ADOSH will hold a VPP Ceremony, where McCarthy Building Companies will be awarded the STAR designation and be presented with the VPP plaque and flag. During the ceremony, Jessie Atencio, assistant director of ADOSH will speak on the significance of a VPP achievement and its importance to the State of Arizona.

VPP is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) highest program of recognition across the United States. 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 that are more than 50 percent below the national average.

“The employee-owned company’s proactive approach to safety has awarded them this designation for the third year in a row,” said Jessie Atencio, assistant director and consultation and training program manager for ADOSH. “McCarthy’s overarching safety program is what we look for in applicants qualifying for VPP status.”

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Honeywell Aerospace designated VPP by ADOSH

The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) Consultation Department recently acknowledged Honeywell Aerospace – Phoenix/Deer Valley location 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. 
 
“This location is one of seven Honeywell locations, in Arizona who have received the STAR Site designation and maintained the high level safety and health management system since the last audit,” said Jessie Atencio, assistant director and consultation and training program manager for ADOSH.  “It remains clear that everyone at Honeywell continues to be dedicated to safety in the workplace.”
 
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.
 
Currently, 35 Arizona companies are VPP “Stars” and they include: Central Arizona Project; Cintas Corporation; Ducommun LaBarge Technologies; Fluor Facility & Plant Services; Forever Resorts/North Rim Grand Canyon, LLC; Frito Lay Service Center; General Dynamics; General Electric Company/Mobile Water Inc.; Granite Construction Company; Hamilton Sundstrand; Honeywell Aerospace Avionics Product Center; Honeywell Aerospace Service; Honeywell Aircraft Landing Systems; Honeywell Defense & Space; Honeywell Engines & Systems- Tempe; Honeywell Engines & Systems- Tucson; Horizontal Blinds; Hunt Construction Group; Hunter Douglas, Inc.; Insulfoam; Johns Manville; Loven Contracting, Inc.; Maricopa Integrated Health Service; McCarthy Building Companies; Mesquite Power, LLC; Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station; Printpack Inc.; Prudential Overall Supply; Raytheon Missile Systems – Palo Verde; Raytheon Missile Systems – Airport Site; Raytheon Missile Systems – Rita Road Site; Simmons Manufacturing Company; Special Devices; TRW Vehicle Safety Systems and Yuma Cogeneration Associates.
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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.