Performance Mechanical, Inc. Achieves Cal/Osha Safety Certification
---EMCOR Subsidiary Is 1st Contractor Facility Certified Under Voluntary Protection Program---
GARDENA, CALIFORNIA – August 14, 2014 – The Southern California branch of Performance Mechanical, Inc. (PMI) is the first contractors’ facility to become certified by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s Voluntary Protection Program (Cal/VPP). The California Voluntary Protection Program (Cal/VPP) recognizes employers and their employees who have implemented safety and health programs that effectively prevent and control occupational hazards.
With branches in Pittsburg, Sacramento and Gardena, PMI is a full-service industrial mechanical contractor providing process piping and equipment installation, civil, structural, instrumentation, and boiler installation and repair services throughout California. PMI is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure, and building services for a diverse range of businesses.
Management commitment and employee participation are key elements in achieving Cal/VPP recognition. These establishments are considered to be leaders in the field of workplace safety and health. Successful applicants approved for participation in the program receive state and national recognition and are exempt from Cal/OSHA programmed inspections.
“The certification process for the Cal/VPP program was extremely challenging,” noted Andy Hosler, President & CEO, PMI. “We reevaluate and improved all of our safety practices, and surpassed what had been an exemplary safety record for quite some time.”
The Gardena branch of PMI does shop fabrication, steam and combustion turbine installation and HVAC hydronics. Even before it achieved VPP Star certification, safety was always a priority for the company. In 2012, PMI achieved a recordable injury rate of 0.00 percent, a first it its 26- year history. The company has recently managed to exceed 11 million man hours without a lost-time injury.
“To achieve Cal/VPP certification, we established a stated goal of making safety the company’s main priority,” said Steve Klaus, PMI’s Southern California General Manager. “The Gardena facility underwent numerous Cal/OSHA inspections, and we were required to make a series of adjustments to ensure the avoidance of safety hazards.”
According to Victoria Heza, Program Manager with Cal/OSHA, achieving VPP Star certification was the result of a corporate commitment to safety. “The management has to make the commitment and it can be time consuming and expensive and it takes a lot of resources,” she said. “And then, it cannot be achieved without the buy-in of all the workers. So you have to have the management commitment, the labor buy-in and the labor participation.”
About Performance Mechanical, Inc.
Founded in 1985, PMI is a full-service industrial mechanical contractor providing process piping and equipment installation, civil, structural, instrumentation, and boiler installation and repair to electrical generating plants, food and beverage producers, pipeline compressor and metering stations, manufacturing facilities and water treatment plants. PMI’s expertise also includes mechanical maintenance service for industrial turnarounds and maintenance for refineries, terminals, and chemical plants. Headquartered in Pittsburg, California, with branch offices in Sacramento and Gardena, PMI is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500 company with estimated 2014 revenues of ~$6.6B. EMCOR is a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services. A provider of critical infrastructure systems. EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments---such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security, fire protection, and power generation systems---in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses, organizations and government. EMCOR represents a rare combination of broad reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of 170 locations. The 28,000+ skilled employees of EMCOR have made the company, in the eyes of leading business publications, amongst the “World’s Most Admired” and “Best Managed”. EMCOR’s diversity---in terms of the services it provides, the industries it serves and the geography it spans---has enabled it to create a stable platform for sustained results. The Company’s strong financial position has enabled it to attract and retain among the best local and regional talent, to undertake and complete the most ambitious projects, and to redefine and shape the future of the construction and facilities services industry. Additional information on EMCOR can be found at www.EMCORGroup.com.
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