North Carolina Commissioner of Labor, Cherie Berry, presented Robins & Morton with the Building Star Award for their work in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Nov. 28.
The Building Star Award is part of the North Carolina Department of Labor’s Star program, administered through its Education, Training and Technical Assistance Bureau of the Occupational Safety and Health Division. This specific award recognizes construction worksites and companies that have quality safety and health programs that meet the Carolina Star requirements. Some requirements include: management commitment and leadership, employee involvement and participation, hazard identification and evaluation, hazard prevention and control, safety and health training.
“Because of all of you and the way you work so safe and healthy every single day, you’ve helped North Carolina achieve the lowest illness and injury rate for our workers in the history of the state,” Berry said.
Out of 250,000 companies working in North Carolina, only 155 have been inducted into the Star program. Of those 155, only 23 are Building Star recipients.
“The North Carolina Department of Labor Star program is associated with top-notch safety. Seeing the Building Star flag hoisted up the flagpole at our jobsite is a testament of Robins & Morton’s commitment to safety,” Robins & Morton Division Safety Manager, Sheldon Monroe, said. “The comprehensive application process served as a validation of Robins & Morton’s safety management systems and as a reminder that we must embrace a collaborative, continuous improvement mentality for our employees. This Building Star achievement belongs to every employee that walks through the project gate and will be a daily symbolic reminder of our dedication to their safety.”