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GreenWood, Inc. was recently presented with the Lighthouse Beam Safety Award for achieving excellence in safety performance throughout their organization. The prestigious award is issued by McGriff Insurance Services. To qualify, a company must achieve outstanding overall safety performance based on criteria for a client’s workers’ compensation policy loss ratio, workers’ compensation experience modification (EMR), and BLS/DART/OSHA recordable incident rate. This marks the ninth consecutive year that GreenWood has met the stringent requirements encompassing the safety and health of employees at all project levels.

“GreenWood continues to achieve outstanding year over year safety results,” says Warren Blanchard, McGriff Insurance Services. “We are proud to recognize their exemplary performance and unwavering focus on safety.”

Mike Simmons, Corporate Director of Safety for GreenWood adds, “Safety is the most important aspect of our business. We emphasize this daily in every job we perform. This recognition from McGriff underscores our commitment to zero incidents and to maintaining the safest work environments possible.”


Several members of Team GreenWood attended the Affinity Risk Control Workshop held in Atlanta, Georgia. The workshop provided an informative format with a focus on claims and risk control issues. This is one of the ways we learn how to improve our already strong safety and claims management processes.

It was also a time for all attendees to network and share safety and risk management best practices.  GreenWood was represented by 13 members from several project sites and the home office.



GreenWood, Inc. has been approved by the North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) to participate in the Carolina Star Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) at our project in Durham, North Carolina.  Participation in this elite program is only for companies that demonstrate onsite safety and health best practices through a rigorous process evaluated, authenticated and approved by a team of NCDOL safety and health experts.

GreenWood has consistently demonstrated that safety and health practices are a vital part of daily operations with a focus on the prevention and control of occupational safety and health hazards.  As a company, we have implemented effective management systems for the prevention of injuries and incidents in the workplace as required by OSHA and the NCDOL.  Operating within the OSHA Star VPP system motivates employees to work safely which leads to better quality and productivity along with reduced workers’ compensation costs.

North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry officially presented the Carolina Star VPP award to GreenWood project and safety leadership members as part of a project-wide event to mark the occasion.


Safety celebrations were recently held at two project locations to mark one year without an OSHA recordable injury. Luncheons were provided for the teams in West Virginia and in North Carolina. The teams from both sites enjoyed barbecue luncheons prepared by GreenWood personnel who congratulated all employees for their outstanding safety accomplishments.  GreenWood’s “Always Aware” safety program emphasizes safety with each employee to ensure a safe work environment for everyone.

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