Nucor Building Systems (NBS) Indiana facility has set a standard few other companies in its industry can claim. With its workplace injury and illness rates 80 percent lower than the industry average, Nucor Building Systems has earned a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) STAR certification.
On June 12, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration honored NBS during an awards ceremony in recognition of their outstanding achievement. VPP STAR certification is the highest award for workplace safety and health.
“At Nucor Building Systems, nothing is more important than safety. Everyone deserves to go home safe every day to their families, and come back safe the next morning. Through our strong partnership with OSHA, we have continuously improved our safety performance and our teammates have become safer.” said Johanna Threm, general manager for the Waterloo division of NBS.
Nucor Building Systems’ Waterloo facility demonstrated an exemplary commitment to worker safety through its safety-oriented policy decisions, management involvement across all levels, and regular occupational hazard monitoring.
To participate in VPP, a company must develop and implement an exemplary worker safety and health program, maintain occupational injury and illness rates that are below the national industry average, and undergo a rigorous facility evaluation.
“Nucor’s commitment to employee safety is a model for every business to follow,” said Indiana Department of Labor Commissioner Rick Ruble. “The Indiana Department of Labor congratulates Nucor for improving from a VPP Merit site, an already admirable accomplishment, to a VPP STAR site – the pinnacle of safety and health achievement.”