At the AWEA Operations, Maintenance and Safety Conference, held February 27 through March 2 in San Diego, Shermco Industries was among the first recipients of the AWEA Gold Safety and Health Achievement Award. This award includes Silver Recognition which is based on 3 years of exemplary OSHA reported safety statistics, but is also a recognition of Shermco’s participation in AWEA voluntary programs and their contributions to safety initiatives in the wind energy industry.
Shermco representatives have been deeply involved with AWEA committees defining operations excellence, safety standards and helping to develop and implement safety outreach programs directed at technicians and managers at wind sites. These projects included helping develop the AWEA Operation and Maintenance Recommended Practices, the “Stop the Drop” tool safety program and the “Arrive Alive” safe driving initiatives. Shermco Industries has also achieved the OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs Star Site recognition at their Irving, TX generator remanufacturing facility.
The Gold Award was accepted by Kyle Kirkpatrick, director of EHS for Shermco Industries. “Kyle and his team as well as all of the employees and managers at Shermco work diligently every day to keep our wind workers safe and help keep wind sites more reliable. It is a great honor to have been selected by AWEA (awea.org) as recognition of those efforts,” said Kevin Alewine, director of marketing for Shermco and chair of the AWEA O&M Committee.
Shermco Industries (shermco.com) is the leading independent provider of safe and reliable acceptance testing, commissioning, maintenance, repair and remanufacturing of electrical equipment and power distribution systems. With service centers located throughout North America, certified technicians and engineers focus on servicing both scheduled and unexpected projects for large commercial, industrial and utility customers. Shermco, a leader in electrical safety and technical training, focuses on industrial electrical contracting, utility, wind turbine maintenance and disaster recovery services. Shermco Industries is a member in good standing with the Electrical Apparatus Service Association, American Wind Energy Association, Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League, and the InterNational Electrical Testing Association.