PRLog - May 13, 2014 - CHANDLER, Ariz. -- The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) Consultation Department presents McCarthy Building Companies, the City of Chandler Airport Water Reclamation Facility as a “STAR Site” through the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Companies and jobsites that are awarded the STAR designation demonstrate exemplary and comprehensive safety and health management systems. This marks the first city of Chandler owned facility to receive STAR designation by ADOSH.
McCarthy and CIty of Chandler Construction team receive VPP award from ADOSH
McCarthy Building Companies, a Phoenix-based general contractor, is currently managing a large-scale expansion project at the site, taking the facility from a 15 MGD wastewater treatment plant to 22 MGD.The $105 million project, located at 905 E. Queen Creek Road in Chandler, is slated for completion in September 2014.
VPP is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’
“The McCarthy Chandler Airport Wastewater Treatment Facility is a great example of 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 program. VPP participants are exempt from OSHA programmed inspections while they maintain their VPP status.
Currently, 34 Arizona companies are VPP “Stars” (http://www.ica.state.az.us/
About McCarthy Building Companies
McCarthy is the nation’s 8th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2013) and has a diverse roster of heavy/civil projects across the country. The Water Services team offersgeneral contracting, construction management, program management and design/build services for wastewater and water treatment projects in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. The team also covers construction projects in the mining, industrial, and alternative and traditional energymarkets. The McCarthy Southwest Division is based in Phoenix. McCarthy also has offices in Newport Beach, San Diego, Sacramento and San Francisco, Calif.; Las Vegas; Albuquerque;