URS Boise, Idaho Office
Congratulations to the employees of the URS E&C office in Boise, Idaho, for the successful renewal of the Voluntary Protection Program’s (VPP) Star certification. The Boise office first received OSHA VPP Star status in 2006 and is the first URS office to receive the recognition. This important achievement was marked at a ceremony on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.
VPP approval is OSHA’s official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health. The VPP Star program recognizes employers and employees who demonstrate achievement in the prevention and control of occupational safety and health hazards, and the development, implementation and continuous improvement of their safety and health management system.
Recertification in the VPP program includes a review of the submitted annual reports and a rigorous onsite evaluation by a team of OSHA safety and health experts. The Boise office participated in the renewal process in June with positive and complimentary results.
“This is a significant achievement and places the Boise office among the safety elite,” said Brad Giles, Energy & Construction (EC) Senior Vice President of Safety. “Less than .03% of workplaces in the United States have achieved this level of health and safety performance.”
A thank you is extended to the Boise employees and the Safety Committee that assisted in the recertification process