Participants:  Wagner Smith Equipment Company

                        5701 Highpoint Parkway

                        Burleson, TX 76028

 OSHA welcomed Wagner Smith Equipment Company into the agency’s Voluntary Protection Program with a “Star” designation.  From left to right: Wagner Vice President of Operations Steve Aston; Wagner President Matt Pinkerton; Wagner Safety Manager Jerry Phillips; and OSHA’s Fort Worth Area Office Director Timothy Minor.

Description: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has welcomed Wagner Smith Equipment Company, a line-stringing equipment and tool supplier for the utility industry, into the agency’s Voluntary Protection Program with a “Star” designation. The action follows an OSHA audit at the company’s Alvarado facility. The agency awards VPP status to companies with safety and health management systems that provide information, guidance and training to help protect the workers’ safety and health.

Background: OSHA’s VPP Program works with employers committed to worker safety and health to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. VPP programs bring company management, site employees and OSHA together to work proactively to focus on hazard prevention and control, worksite analysis, training, management commitment and worker involvement to prevent fatalities, injuries and illnesses.

Quote: “Wagner Smith Equipment Company’s entry into OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program will greatly improve the workplace safety and health for Wagner Smith’s employees and onsite contractors,” explained OSHA Area Director Timothy Minor in Fort Worth.

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