Nucor Building Systems (NBS) Texas facility was awarded the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) “Star” status by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA’s VPP is a self-managed safety regulatory compliance program intended to identify corporate leaders in occupational safety and health.
The NBS team has worked 2,262 days without a loss-time injury. On Aug. 7, 2013, Stephen Boyd, OSHA’s area director of Dallas, awarded NBS in a celebration ceremony honoring their outstanding achievement.
“Nucor Building Systems believes that a company’s success is built on a strong culture of safety, which starts with the expectation that every team member goes home safely to their families every day. We have shown time and again that finding ways to improve our safety performance impacts every area of our business in a positive way.” said Tom Batterbee, general manager for the Terrell division of NBS.
NBS received the top honor by having injury rates lower than the industry average and voluntarily implementing comprehensive strategy and health programs that go beyond minimal governmental regulations. Essential elements of the VPP evaluation consist of management leadership, employee involvement, work site analysis, hazard recognition and control, outreach and mentoring with other businesses, and safety and health training.