Connecticut Water Recognized by CPPS Safe Workplace Certification

First of its Kind Safe Workplace Certification

The Center for Personal Protection & Safety (CPPS) is elated to recognize the Connecticut Water Service, Inc. and its utility operations Connecticut Water, Maine Water, Heritage Village and Avon Water with their first of its kind Safe Workplace Certification.

The CPPS Safe Workplace Certification is earned by corporations, educational institutions, government agencies and non-profit organizations that, in partnership with CPPS, create and implement a comprehensive Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Program that meets recent OSHA Directive and the American Society for Industrial Security and Society for Human Resource Management (ASIS SHRM) American National Standard.

As part of the certification, CPPS worked with the company to review policies and procedures already in place, identify changes needed, conducted gap analysis to make sure each segment of the company was included, created appropriate documentation and provided a written report on observations and recommendations and then conduct an extensive training program.   The company program includes a Threat Management Team, a number of reporting mechanisms for employees, and extensive training for employees at all levels of the organization.

Randy Spivey, CEO, President & Founder of CPPS stated, “We are very pleased to present the Safe Workplace Certification to Connecticut Water for their commitment and dedication to keeping their workforce safe and secure.”

To be certified, CWC successfully completed the program development and training designed to teach, inform and provide a level of confidence for both the organization and its employees. The goal is to be as ready as possible, with the skills and knowledge needed to handle a difficult or potentially life-threatening situation in the workplace and beyond.

David C. Benoit, President and Chief Executive Officer of Connecticut Water, stated, “The safety and security of our employees is a top priority for our company and our workplace violence prevention program is a critical component of that effort.  The program provides protection of both the workplace and our employees. We are committed to providing our team the skills, knowledge, and tools needed to keep them safe.

For questions or more information about the certification process please contact us.