From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE – Three Amerex team members, Robert Fisher, Kaleigh Fleming and Stephani Riley, are now Special Government Employees.
The Special Government Employee (SGE) Program was established to allow industry employees to work alongside the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), particularly during Voluntary Protection Program site evaluations. This innovative program benefits OSHA by supplementing its on-site evaluation teams, and gives industry and government an opportunity to work together and share views and ideas. From time to time, SGEs may also have the opportunity to participate in other OSHA outreach and compliance assistance activities.
“All of us at Amerex are proud of Kaleigh, Robert and Stephani for earning their Special Government Employee status,” said Amerex President Harrison Bishop. “It’s a reflection of our continuing commitment to the highest standards of health, safety and environmental excellence.”
Qualified volunteers from VPP sites, like Amerex, are eligible to participate in the SGE program. These volunteers must be approved by OSHA and funded by their companies to participate. After submitting an application and completing the required training, these volunteers are sworn in as SGEs and are approved to assist OSHA.
The three Amerex team members were sworn in at the Region 4 VPPPA Conference in Chattanooga. They will serve a three-year term and assist with onsite assessments, application reviews and annual self-evaluation reviews.