Samantha W. Shoope
Do you take safety home with you? If so, how?
Yes, I address all safety hazards such as: slip, trip, falls immediately at home and ensure fire prevention is taken seriously with the necessary equipment present and in the proper location.
What is/was your position and how long have you been in the position?
My position is Site Safety Coordinator/Building Management Assistant and I’ve been in the position for over five years.
What has been the greatest challenge in your career?
The greatest challenge is keeping staff engaged; however, we have found innovative ways to get employees involved and have them participate in our program throughout the years.
“VPPPA is a huge resource for VPP Star sites. The conferences held each year always provide me and my fellow coworkers with several ideas that we can implement at our facility. I am very thankful for our facility being a VPP Star site and having the backing and support of the VPPPA."
-Stacey Craig, Pattern Maker, Clow Valve Metal Casting Facility
“Prairie State’s VPPPA membership has been very helpful as our organization strives to become a STAR site. VPPPA offers their members the tools, support, and networking opportunities necessary to building a best-in-class safety process. Whether you are an organization working towards their STAR certification or a STAR site working to continuously raise their process to the next level, VPPPA provides benefits at a value that can’t be matched.”
-Michael Yusko, Corporate Safety Manager Prairie State Generating Company