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Shermco Industries Completes Stage II of OSHA VPP Challenge Program

Rapidly-expanding electrical maintenance and repair company received Stage II certification in the OSHA Challenge Program

 
PRLog - Jan. 22, 2013 - DALLAS – On November 13, 2012 Shermco Industries’ Irving Service Center received Stage II certification in the OSHA Challenge Program.

In order to achieve this, Shermco improved several programs focused on employee and management involvement, hazard prevention and control, worksite analysis and environmental, health and safety training.

Ron Widup, president of Shermco, said “Our goal is to complete Stage III of the Challenge program before the end of calendar year 2013. After the completion of Stage III we plan to submit our application to OSHA for evaluation and acceptance into the VPP under the Star program. Shermco accepted this challenge and opened its doors to OSHA to be recognized as an industry leader in safe and healthful work practices. As a 24-hour a day, seven day a week service company our employees and management work diligently each day to provide a quality product with an extremely high regard for safety at all times and in all circumstances.”

About the OSHA VPP

The VPP recognizes employers and workers in the private industry and federal agencies who have implemented effective safety and health management systems and maintain injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries. In VPP, management, labor, and OSHA work cooperatively and proactively to prevent fatalities, injuries, and illnesses through a system focused on: hazard prevention and control; worksite analysis; training; and management commitment and worker involvement. To participate, employers must submit an application to OSHA and undergo a rigorous onsite evaluation by a team of safety and health professionals. VPP participants are re-evaluated every three to five years to remain in the programs. VPP participants are exempt from OSHA programmed inspections while they maintain their VPP status.

ABOUT SHERMCO

Shermco Industries (http://www.shermco.com/) is a provider of safe, reliable testing, repair, professional training, maintenance and analysis of rotating apparatus and electrical power distribution systems and related equipment for the light, medium, and heavy industrial base nationwide. Founded in 1974 in Dallas, the company is comprised of two strategic business units; the Machine Services Division and the Engineering Services Division. With a corporate location in Irving, Texas, a sales office in Brussels and service centers in Austin, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Houston, San Antonio, Sweetwater, and Tulsa, Shermco Industries has over 440 full-time employees. The company is a member in good standing with the Electrical Apparatus Service Association, American Wind Energy Association, Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League, and the InterNational Electrical Testing Association. For more information about Shermco Industries, visit www.shermco.com.

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