Damuth Trane Completes Final Phase of the Virginia Challenge Program

December 27, 2023

Damuth Trane has successfully completed Phase III of the Virginia Challenge Program and is officially eligible to apply to the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) STAR. This is a tremendous safety accomplishment and Damuth is one of the first companies in the nation to reach this milestone achievement.  

The Virginia Challenge Program is a three-phase voluntary program that establishes a cooperative relationship with VOSH and employers throughout the state. Participation and completion of this program is a crucial step to becoming one of Virginia’s VPP STAR sites, a distinction only granted to Virginia workplaces with exemplary Safety and Health Programs.

As part of this partnership, VOSH continually reviews all elements of a workplace’s safety and health program, including:

  • Management Leadership and Employee Involvement
  • Worksite Analysis
  • Hazard Prevention & Control
  • Safety & Health Training

Damuth Trane began their partnership with the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (VOSH) in late 2019 and continued to make strides towards completing the program over the last few years. When reviewing Damuth Trane’s most recent progress, Commissioner Gary G. Pan shared that Damuth’s Contractor Oversight and Management System was the most impressive to him. This system allows Damuth’s contractors and subcontractors to track job site safety actions, report findings, and complete safety training.

This achievement would not be possible without the associates at Damuth making the decision to work safely daily. Clint Damuth, President of Damuth Trane said of the accomplishment: “I am incredibly proud of our associates’ commitment to safety and health; this is a visible demonstration of that effort. We will continue to point out areas of opportunity to improve in our safety programs as we move forward on our journey to safety excellence!”

For more information on the Virginia Challenge Program, visit: https://www.doli.virginia.gov/