Ferguson maintains voluntary OSHA safety accreditation
While construction jobs are among the highest injury professions, Ferguson Construction’s safety commitment is part of the company vision. Maintaining a safe work environment is a critical component to any project’s success.
Our safety record is supported by our participation in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Further, a safe workplace helps ensure projects remain on schedule, and on budget.
VPP is a cooperative program that rewards employers with outstanding workplace safety and health programs that control hazards and protect workers. OSHA approves successful employers by designating them to one of three VPP program levels: Star, Merit, or Star Demonstration. A VPP award designation indicates that the organization receiving the award has met or exceeded the four basic VPP elements: Management Leadership & Employee Involvement, Worksite Analysis, Hazard Prevention & Control, and Safety and Health Training.
A designated Star site must have had all of its occupational safety and health program elements operating effectively for at least one year, and its injury and accident rates must be below the national average for that industry.
Approval into VPP is OSHA’s official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health.
Ferguson holds Star rating for safety
The Star Program is designed for exemplary worksites with comprehensive, successful safety and health management systems. Companies in the Star Program have achieved injury and illness rates at or below the national average of their respective industries. These sites are self-sufficient in their ability to control workspace hazards. Star participants are reevaluated every three to five years, although incident rates are reviewed annually.
In 2008, Ferguson Construction submitted the application for a statewide VPP star rating by OSHA. This application was approved and Ferguson Construction achieved a VPP STAR rating!
Ferguson Construction Company was accepted into the VPP program and has achieved a STAR rating since 2004.