On Friday, November 6, 2020, Metcon received Recertification as NC OSHA Building Star Contractor in a ceremony at UNC Pembroke’s Thomas School of Business, which is currently under construction.
The Building Star is a part of the NC Labor Department’s program that encourages safety at worksites, according to the Department of Labor. The certification “recognizes construction worksites and/or companies (including general contractors and subcontractors) that have Carolina Star quality safety and health programs. The program’s proactive approach engages the contractor and OHSA in a partnership from start to finish, provide resources and training to all trade partners along the way. The workers, then take this training to their next project, which is vital to keep workers safe in NC.
Metcon’s Director of Safety and Risk Management, Tonya Warren, established the safety program for the firm and with the help of all employees, has maintained this elite safety program since 2013 company wide.
“The key to being a leader in safety is the commitment in maintaining a safe work environment and being a mentor to others, our team shows they care about the workers safety. The workers are the ones who are exposed to hazards on a daily basis and we do our part to ensure it’s a safe place for them to work” says Warren. “ I’m proud to work with such an awesome team.”
Goal One Safety has been the focus of the Metcon team on each and every project throughout the Carolinas.
“It is an honor to achieve this status” says Aaron Thomas, President of Metcon. “There are only 27 contractors in NC that have this status, and we are one of them.” Thomas attributes the Building Star to the 95 employees who work safe everyday and make it a number one priority at the company.