SGT Receives VPP STAR Status

Greenbelt, MD USA – SGT is proud to announce their certification by Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) at the Goddard Corporate Park (GCP) location as a MD STAR Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) site.

VPP STAR status is the highest VPP designation awarded by MOSH and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), given only to sites that meet the rigorous standards which are verified by experts during on-site inspections. VPP status is sought by companies that wish to communicate to their employees, customers and communities that they have moved beyond simply complying with applicable safety regulations and are engaged in additional, voluntary levels of proactive safety activities and awareness. Companies earning VPP STAR status have achieved injury and illness rates below the national average in their respective industry and have demonstrated to MOSH/OSHA that their safety and health management systems are exemplary. In addition, STAR participants commit to continuous safety improvements that will lead to a safer work place.

As MOSH/OSHA audits a facility, they look for: management’s commitment to health and safety, employee involvement in and awareness of safety programs and procedures, and ongoing hazard analysis and mitigation programs. After auditors interviewed employees, reviewed procedures and inspected work it was apparent VPP is a daily part of life at GCP. The MOSH VPP Manager, Allen Stump, stated the team at GCP has “done an amazing job of transforming the safety and health management system at SGT into one of the best in the State and within the Nation. SGT joins an elite group of employers that have fully partnered with their employees to provide a healthful and safe workplace.”

The SGT GCP location is the 20th site in Maryland to achieve VPP STAR.

SGT provides technology solutions and services to the United States government for space programs, national security and civilian operations. For more than 20 years, our dedicated staff of nearly 2,500 employees has delivered high-value engineering, mission operations, IT and science solutions that yield high-performing and cost-effective government programs.