GE Power Systems Composites LLC has earned membership in the “Star” Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and was recently honored at a recognition ceremony held at the company’s headquarters in Newark, Del.
“GE Power Systems has done an excellent job of safety and health management,” said Philadelphia OSHA Regional Administrator Richard Soltan. “Their commitment to worker safety and health is to be commended.”
The facility employs 56 workers engaged in research and development, as well as supplying components for various power generation, aerospace and industrial applications. The site is noted for having an injury and illness rate that is 86 percent below the industry average.
The VPP recognizes and promotes effective workplace safety and health management. Companies in the Voluntary Protection Programs reportedly achieve average injury rates 50 percent lower than other companies in their industry. From coast to coast, approximately 1,100 work sites participate in the programs. Companies that have been accepted into the Voluntary Protection Programs represent more than 200 industries.
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