12/09/2016 by Neil S. Lowenstein
The Virginia BEST (Building Excellence in Safety, Health, and Training) is a volunteer safety initiative developed collaboratively between the Associated General Contractors of Virginia and the Virginia Department of Occupational Safety and Health.
According to AGC Chairman, Mike Cagle, the Virginia BEST program is “designed to reduce employee injuries, improve employee morale and position AGCVA members to be more competitive by becoming the best in class construction companies.” The program includes management and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention control, and safety and health training; with three levels of participation from basic to highest achievement.
Of particular note, one of the tangible benefits of program participation is that companies reaching the highest level will be given exemptions from planned construction inspections by the VOSH program.
More information regarding the Virginia BEST program is available on the AGCVA website, on last access linked below: