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.”