Company says group is the first traveling maintenance team to receive the recognition in OSHA Region 4.
Covanta Energy Corp., headquartered in Morristown, N.J., has announced that its Covanta Field Services (CFS) South team has earned STAR status in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program (OSHA VPP).
The company’s CFS teams travel to Covanta’s energy-from-waste facilities to perform maintenance activities. CFS work is primarily focused on keeping Covanta’s boilers functioning at optimal levels. CFS also oversees electrical work and the maintenance of turbine generators and facility cranes at Covanta’s locations.
Covanta says that the VPP STAR status is the highest honor awarded to work teams with comprehensive, successful safety and health management systems.
“VPP STAR status is an outstanding accomplishment for the CFS South team - a dedicated and talented team of professionals which Covanta relies on to provide reliable and superior service to our clients,” says Seth Myones, Covanta Energy’s COO. “The nature of their work demands a culture of safety and continuous improvement. Their steadfast commitment to a safety culture has led to a tremendous record and this well-deserved honor.”
The keys to health and safety success under VPP are employee engagement and ongoing involvement in on-site health and safety program development combined with long term commitment and support from management. VPP STAR recipients routinely incur injury and illness rates that are at or below the state average for their specific industry.