On November 13, Shermco Industries' service center in Irving, Texas, received Stage II certification in the OSHA Challenge program. In order to achieve this, Shermco improved several programs focused on employee and management involvement, hazard prevention and control, worksite analysis, and environmental, health, and safety training.

"Our goal is to complete Stage III of the challenge program before the end of calendar year 2013,” said Ron Widup, president of Shermco. “After the completion of Stage III, we plan to submit our application to OSHA for evaluation and acceptance into the VPP under the Star program. Shermco accepted this challenge and opened its doors to OSHA to be recognized as an industry leader in safe and healthful work practices. As a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week service company, our employees and management work diligently each day to provide a quality product with an extremely high regard for safety at all times and in all circumstances."