Jacobs Earns Safety Award

Thursday, October 7, 2010 @ 08:10 AM gHale


Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. became a Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Corporate participant for excellence in worker safety and health, said Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials.
Only seven other corporations currently hold this recognition in the United States.
The VPP Corporate program is for corporations that demonstrate a strong commitment to worker safety and health and VPP. These organizations, typically large corporations or federal agencies, have adopted VPP on a large scale for protecting the safety and health of its workers.
Jacobs demonstrates a strong commitment to worker safety and health and VPP by establishing a standardized corporate-level safety and health management program implemented throughout the organization, OSHA officials said. Jacobs also implemented an internal screening process that evaluates the company’s facilities for safety and health performance.
“Jacobs Engineering Group has proven its commitment to ensuring a safe environment for its more than 50,000 workers,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Dr. David Michaels.
Jacobs provides technical services to facilities in aerospace and defense, pharmaceutical, and oil and gas industries, among others.
OSHA’s VPP recognizes employers and workers who have implemented exemplary workplace safety and health management systems. In VPP, management, labor and OSHA work together to prevent injuries, illnesses and workplace hazards. To attain VPP status, employers must demonstrate management’s commitment to the safety and health of their workers and involve them in safety and health management systems.



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