Press Release: 08.30.2016

McCarthy Earns Highest ADOSH Distinction 2016

ADOSH Award - Phoenix

McCarthy’s Southwest Division, based in Phoenix, was recently designated a “STAR Site” through the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (ADOSH) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Companies, general contractors and job-sites that are awarded the STAR designation demonstrate exemplary and comprehensive safety and health management systems. 

McCarthy’s Southwest Division is currently managing numerous projects throughout the Arizona in education, healthcare, solar and private-sector industries. Over the past three years, five McCarthy Southwest’s projects were visited by the ADOSH Consultation Department.    

“Safety is truly our number one priority with every job,” said McCarthy Southwest President Bo Calbert. “At the end of the day, we want our employees to go home safely and we want our jobsites to be secure. Safety is engrained in our employee culture, so this STAR designation validates what we focus on every day.”

VPP STAR designation is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) highest program of safety recognition across all federal OSHA and state plan state OSHA offices. It recognizes employers and workers in private and federal workplaces who have exemplified effective safety and health management systems that achieve injury and illness rates more than 50 percent below the national average.
 
"The McCarthy projects were all great examples of how management and employees were involved with safety through active participation in the complete safety and health program," said Jessie Atencio, assistant director for ADOSH. "Their team should be proud to be one of five construction companies in Arizona that has achieved this level of recognition."
 
"McCarthy has earned this distinction through their relentless effort in keeping employees safe", said Industrial Commission Chairman Dale Schultz. "Partnering with businesses to achieve the highest safety standards is a process whereby employers, employees, and the agency all win."

About McCarthy Building Companies 
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 16th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2016). With approximately 1,700 salaried employees and offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; Albuquerque; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at www.mccarthy.com or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+.

About ADOSH:
Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) operates under an approved plan with the U.S. Department of Labor to retain jurisdiction over occupational safety and health issues within Arizona, excluding mining operations, Indian Reservations, and federal employees. This jurisdiction encompasses approximately 2.1 million employees and 144,000 public and private establishments. For more information on ADOSH, Consultation Partnership Programs and the Industrial Commission of Arizona, please visit www.ica.state.az.us or call (602) 542-5795.

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