Roco Rescue awarded VPP star
Roco Rescue has been awarded The OSHA VPP Star in recognition of its excellent safety history and programs! Based on a cooperative relationship between management, labor and government, the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) promotes worker protection, requiring active employee involvement and management commitment. The VPP process emphasizes the continual identification and elimination of hazards beyond OSHA standards.
As far as we know, Roco becomes the first rescue training and stand-by service company in the United States to receive the nation’s highest safety award. Only about 100 companies in the State of Louisiana have been awarded the coveted Star while only about 2,400 sites in the entire country have been recognized by OSHA for achieving this status.
In a letter to Roco from OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels, he states, “You have joined an elite group of organizations that provide exemplary occupational safety and health protection and serve and a model for others.”
Back in September of 2012, an audit team from OSHA inspected The Roco home office and warehouse facilities and Roco’s Training Center (RTC). Both locations are in Baton Rouge, LA. The team found that all elements of Roco’s Safety and Health Management Program met the high quality expected of VPP participants.
This is Roco’s second Star, the company having received the award for its programs in New Mexico in 2005.