The Heritage at Georgia Avenue, Residential Project in Silver Spring, Md., Achieves Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) CCP Certification
December 8, 2012

KBR Building Group’s $30 million project in Silver Spring, Maryland — The Heritage at Georgia Avenue, an apartment complex — has qualified for a Cooperative Compliance Partnership (CCP) administered by Maryland Occupational Safety and Health’s (MOSH). KBR Building Group entered the agreement with MOSH during an official ceremony at the project site last month.

Maryland’s CCPs for the construction industry have rigorous requirements and only apply to one worksite per agreement.  To even be considered for a CCP, a company’s Safety and Health Program, and work methods, must be above industry standards.

“The purpose of CCP certification is to recognize employers with proactive safety and health programs and, in turn, have MOSH work with the employer to ensure employees are not exposed to hazards. KBR Building Group’s partnership with MOSH exemplifies our commitment to creating a safe working environment. Together, we are taking a proactive step to ensure that people will leave the project at the end of each day without incurring an injury,” said Jorge Otalora, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager for KBR Building Group’s Washington office.

The Heritage at Georgia Avenue will house 210 apartment units and two levels of underground parking. Developed by a joint venture sponsored by Priderock Capital Partners LLC, the building is slated to achieve LEED Certification. The new nine-story structure will be connected to two existing buildings on the 1.88-acre property, one of which will be completely renovated under this same contract. The other existing structure will be demolished except for a portion that will be kept as an historical feature. Priderock anticipates a grand opening of Spring 2013.

More about CCP Certification — The Cooperative Compliance Partnership (CCP) is a new way for employers in the State of Maryland and MOSH Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) to partner together outside the scope of traditional compliance enforcement to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for the workers in Maryland. CCP’s stringent requirements, once approved, include reporting all accidents or safety and health violations to MOSH immediately, ensure all employees on site are provided with a safe and healthful workplace, submit annual site reports to include injury/illness rates and training data, keep deadlines for abatement and addressing concerns and continue to improve and maintain the company’s safety and health goals. To learn more, visit http://dllr.maryland.gov/labor/mosh/ccp.shtml.