Safety First

The safety and welfare of all employees is our primary concern. At H.A. Dorsten, we have an OSHA-trained construction safety director on staff who is 100 percent committed to safety assurance and improvement.

Along with conducting project safety audits, our safety director develops site-specific safety plans detailed for each individual project. The safety of our employees is of primary importance and an integral part of the planning and operations of our company.

We prove our personal commitment and dedication to safety through our acceptance into the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Acceptance as a Star Mobile Workforce VPP Contractor is OSHA’s official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health policies and standards.

We are proud to be approaching our 10th year in the VPP and were just granted recertification.

  • As of 2020, there are only eight contractors in the state of Ohio carrying a VPP Star Approval. We’re one of the eight.
  • As of 2020, there are only 61 approved Star sites in the entire United States under NAICS Code 236 – Construction of Buildings. We’re one of the 61.

Pretty impressive for a small, family-owned construction company based in Minster, Ohio!

Official VPP Logo

“Your ongoing efforts to improve your safety and health management programs and your longstanding commitment to VPP are an inspiration to us all. As a valued VPP participant and OSHA partner, you serve as a model of excellence in our national effort to strengthen employee safety and health.”

-Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary; U.S. Department of Labor