Furmanite FTS Receives Second VPP Star
Furmanite Technical Solution (FTS) group at Chevron Phillips Cedar Bayou was awarded its second VPP Star Re-certification.
The Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) promotes effective worksite-based safety and health. In the VPP, management, employees and OSHA establish cooperative relationships at workplaces that have implemented a comprehensive safety and health management system. Approval into VPP is OSHA’s official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health.
The FTS team has received the Star of Excellence for the past seven years for its safety record from the Voluntary Protection Program Participant Association. It was the first contract company to be accepted in the OSHA program at the Chevron Phillips Cedar Bayou site.
Star is the highest recognition for employers and employees who demonstrate exemplary 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.
The VPP program includes a complete review of the Furmanite’s EHS programs to assure compliance with all OSHA regulations and recommendations. The core principle of the program is assisting other companies to improve their safety programs, and continuous improvement to assure safe practices every day. The program consists of completing and submitting annual self-evaluations of the company’s safety program and recertification audits occur every three years by an OSHA team.