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Denver construction contractor’s commitment to workplace safety, health earns ‘Star’ designation from US Department of Labor

OSHA Voluntary Protection Program recognizes Guarantee Electrical Contracting

Participant:    Guarantee Electrical Contracting LLC

                              1390 Wheeling St.

                              Denver, CO 80239

Description: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has awarded Guarantee Electrical Contracting with its Star designation in the agency’s Voluntary Protection Program. The designation covers the company’s mobile workforce at its Colorado worksites, including those where it does business as Berwick Electric. In addition to holding daily huddles on workplace safety to assess hazards, Guarantee Electrical Contracting’s health and wellness program includes mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

Background: The VPP Star is OSHA’s highest level of recognition of employers and workers who have implemented effective safety and health management systems and maintained injury and illness rates below the department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ industry averages. The VPP program brings company management, site employees and OSHA together to work cooperatively and proactively to prevent fatalities, injuries and illnesses by focusing on hazard prevention and control, worksite analysis, training, management commitment and worker involvement.

To participate, employers must apply to OSHA for consideration, and undergo a rigorous onsite evaluation by a team of safety and health professionals. Learn more about the VPP.

Duration: Guarantee Electrical Contracting LLC has VPP certification for three years.

Quote: “It takes real commitment to workplace safety by an employer to earn Star designation in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program. Guarantee Electrical Contracting shows how company culture, management commitment, employee engagement and close working relationships with unions can create and maintain a safer and healthier workplace,” said OSHA Regional Administrator Jennifer Rous in Denver. “Recognizing hazards and preventing injuries makes good business sense.”

Occupational Safety & Health Administration
April 6, 2023
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Media Contact: Chauntra Rideaux
Media Contact: Juan Rodriguez
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