OSHA Inducts Two FWI Asphalt Plants into Elite Safety Program
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration has accepted the FWI Kingshighway Asphalt Plant and the North Asphalt Plant into the Star Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The Star Voluntary Protection Program is comprised of an elite group of organizations that practice exemplary occupational safety and health protection in the work place, and act as a model for others to follow in the industry. This is the highest level of recognition that OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) offers.
Qualifying for the program requires an extraordinary effort in developing and implementing VPP-quality safety and health management programs that according to OSHA, provides worker protection that can save lives, reduce injuries and illnesses, and promote cooperation and communication in the workplace.
An induction ceremony and banquet dinner was held to honor Fred Weber, Inc. on April 26, 2012. Among those in attendance were: St. Louis OSHA Area Director Bill McDonald, FWI Chairman and CEO Douglas Weible, VP of Safety & Environmental Jason Bish, General Manager of Asphalt Operations Tom Bindbeutel, the Safety Department, and employees from the Kingshighway and North Asphalt Plants whose hard work and exemplary commitment to safety earned them this prestigious achievement.
In 2010 Fred Weber, Inc.’s O’Fallon Asphalt Plant and South Asphalt Plant were recognized as “star” sites and were the first two asphalt locations at FWI to be inducted into the VPP. Congratulations to everyone at Fred Weber, Inc. who made this possible.
"OSHA is pleased to recognize the commitment made by Fred Weber, Inc. to ensure safe and healthful workplaces for its employees. This honor is a tribute to the employees and management of the company in maintaining and sustaining a highly effective program. Everyone at Fred Weber, Inc. should feel proud to be included in this prestigious program." - Bill McDonald, St. Louis OSHA Area Director
Kingshighway’s Kevin Hoette (far left) and Jayson Currie (2nd from left) join the North Asphalt gang and the rest of the attendees for a group photo behind the VPP Star Worksite flag presented with the plaques.
From left to right: Tom Bindbeutel (GM Asphalt Operations) and the North Asphalt crew (Jacob Currie, Mike Murphy, Steve Adams and Brad Potter) receive the VPP Plaque from the St. Louis OSHA Area Director Bill McDonald.
Josh Caswell (North Asphalt)
Bob Williamson (North Asphalt)