The North Country Career Center construction site has been officially accepted into the OSHA ‘Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program’ (SHARP). This prestigious award is a result of the high quality stewardship of DEW Construction Corp, who is building this $18 million dollar renovation and expansion project at the Newport site.
“I am very proud of the excellent safety standards that DEW and all the subcontractors have set for this project,” commented Bob Fitts, the director of the North Country Career Center. “As a result of this commitment to safety, the students and staff have not lost any instructional time while the construction has moved forward in a most efficient way.”
SHARP is a recognition program for high-hazard businesses that operate exemplary safety and health programs. DEW Construction Corp was the first contractor in the United States to receive this level of certification for its safety practices and record.
“Since the project began in April 2007, we have had a perfect safety record,” reports Todd Poirier, DEW’s site superintendent, adding, “The essence of this award speaks to the quality of the 22 subcontractors who are working here every day for the benefit of the community.” Poirier explained that on any given day there are 80 to 100 workers on site, adding that the project is on track for its scheduled October 2008 completion date.
This is DEW’s 7th project to receive SHARP recognition since 2004.