STAR Program



OVERVIEW:
The STAR program (Safety, Training, Awareness and Recognition) was developed to help evaluate, update, and recognize a company’s safety program and practices.  Members who volunteer to participate should see lower incident rates and accidents across the board.


FOCUS:
This program will focus on evaluating four specific areas.  The areas of focus are leadership, company culture, procedures, and records/data management.  Under these four-core areas will be subsections that work on a point system.  To be awarded points the member should be in compliance with each item listed in that category. 

SCORING SYSTEM:
Each subsection will be scored 12 - 0. 12 is the highest rating for that subsection and 0 is the lowest.
Levels of NUCA STAR membership include
Platinum 217-252 points
Gold 181-216 points
Sliver 145-180 points
Bronze 109-144 points
 
VERIFICATION PROCESS:
Once the application is submitted with all supporting documentation (i.e., supporting safety policies, mission statements, training records and sign in sheets) the STAR Review Board will have 10 business days to evaluate the application.
 
SUBMISSION PROCESS:
Submissions can be completed online or with a printed application. Instructions will be provided for both processes. 
Members who reach the Platinum level will be required to resubmit an application every three years to maintain Platinum level status.
There is no time limit to complete the application but once the application is officially submitted and the member is notified of their award level status (if under Platinum) they may not submit another application for one year. 

FEES:
There are no fees to participate in the NUCA STAR program, however members can donate to the Safety Ambassadors Club for future safety educational and training programs.

REVIEW BOARD:
The NUCA STAR Review Board will consist of four individuals from the Safety Committee and members will be rotated every year for consistency and unbiased decisions.

PROGRAM RECOGNITION:
Members will receive a formal letter and certificate documenting the STAR level they have achieved. Members who participate will also be recognized at the Safety Directors Forum, in social media posts, on the NUCA website, and in print publications. To be recognized at this year’s Safety Directors Forum (November 17-18) members must apply by November 1, 2022.

NUCA STAR ALL-STAR AWARD:
Additional recognition will be given at the 2023 Annual Convention to members who reached the Platinum Category, and one member will receive the NUCA STAR ALL-STAR Award.

For more information please contact Mike Flowers by email mike@nuca.com or by phone #703.358.9300.
 
FOUR KEY AREAS TO EVALUATE:

+ LEADERSHIP
+ RECORDS MANAGEMENT
+ CULTURE
+ PROCEDURES

 


 
Media Release: Safety Is Our Top Priority: NUCA STAR Program Introduced (June 28, 2022)