Shermco Industries, a leading provider of rotating apparatus and electrical power system testing, commissioning, repair, maintenance and training, has applied to participate in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program.
Dedicated to the highest safety standards for its workers, Shermco has committed to meeting the performance-based criteria for a managed safety and health system set out by OSHA’s VPP. Ron Widup, Shermco executive vice president says the process is currently underway.
“We’ve recently hired Roger Boos as corporate safety engineer to ensure we achieve their highest safety criteria,” said Widup. “OSHA’s verification includes an application review and a rigorous onsite evaluation by a team of OSHA safety and health experts. And, we feel it is all a very worthwhile endeavor.”
According to OSHA statistics, the average VPP worksite has a Days Away Restricted or Transferred (DART) case rate of 52 percent below industry average.
The VPP promotes effective worksite-based safety and health. In the VPP, management, labor, and OSHA establish cooperative relationships at workplaces that have implemented a comprehensive safety and health management system. Approval into VPP is OSHA’s official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health.
Shermco Industries (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 an Apparatus Services Division and an Engineering Services Division. With a corporate location in Irving, Texas, and a service center in Austin, Texas, Shermco Industries has over 230 full-time employees and exceeds $50 million in annual revenues. The company is a member in good standing with the Electrical Apparatus Service Association and the InterNational Electrical Testing Association. For more information about Shermco Industries, visit their website.