[Letter addressed to BM-ST Thomas Saccoach]
IT IS WITH great satisfaction that I write you this letter to congratulate you and the members of Boilermakers Local 29 [Boston] for the outstanding safety performance your members have achieved on the Brayton Point Unit 3 Dry FGD/MRS [Flue Gas Desulfurization/Mercury Reduction System] project. As you may have heard, last month we were notified by OSHA that the project was awarded the VPP (Voluntary Protection Program) STAR Safety Award. This award is the most prestigious award bestowed by OSHA upon any business entity in our industry and it is something that we are extremely proud of.
VPP participants develop and implement systems to effectively identify, evaluate, prevent and control occupational hazards to prevent employee injuries and illness. The VPP program was developed for all industries, but we are proud to be the first construction project in New England ever to receive this prestigious award in the 17 years that the VPP program has been in effect.
It has been an honor to have worked alongside the many talented tradesmen who have demonstrated their dedication to this project and to the safety of each person working alongside them. This award was only possible through the commitment and leadership of Local Business Agents, Stewards, Foremen and Craftsmen who were able to work together to implement and maintain a world class safety program on this project.
On behalf of Kiewit and Dominion, please express to your members our gratitude for the exemplary safety performance that has been achieved this year on the Brayton Point Project.
CHRIS TURNBULL, Project Manager
Kiewit Infrastructure Co.