Doing business for over 125 years makes you realize something: while it’s important to meet tight deadlines and service customers, if people get hurt doing it,or product gets damaged, we end up working against ourselves. Because of this, Curtis Lumber has focused on safety and developed one of the nation’s leading safety programs.

Our goal is to handle material safely & properly in order to reduce costs, protect people, and deliver the product in the condition we receive it from the manufacturer. By doing this, we keep our overhead down and prices competitive for you.

Curtis Lumber is proud to be partnered with OSHA. Our programs insure a safe work environment for our employees as well as a safe place for our customers to shop. All twenty one of our locations are currently involved in the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Curtis Lumber is the only VPP Company in the United States listed under Industry Code 444110 (Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers).

Nine of our locations have obtained VPP Star Status. There are currently only 2218 worksites in VPP.

The Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) promotes effective worksite In VPP, management, labor, and OSHA establish cooperative relationships at workplaces that have implemented a comprehensive safety and health management system. Approval into VPP is OSHA’s official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health.

The legislative underpinning for VPP is Section (2) (b) (1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, which declares the Congress’s Intent “to assure as far as possible, every working man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources occupational safety and health hazards at their place of employment, and to stimulate employers and employees to institute new and to perfect existing programs for providing safe and healthful working conditions.”

In practice, VPP sets performance sites to apply, and then assesses applications against these criteria. OSHA’s verification includes an application review and a rigorous onsite evaluation by a team of OSHA safety and health.