OSHA Notes Pa. Company for Workplace Safety

February 23, 2005

AK Steel Corp. Butler Works, Butler, Pa., has earned membership in the prestigious “Star” Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

“AK Steel Corporation Butler Works has done an excellent job of safety and health management,” said Philadelphia OSHA Regional Administrator Richard Soltan. “Their commitment sets a standard for other companies in their industry and should be commended.”

The company produces specialty flat-rolled stainless and electrical steel used in the fabrication of transformers for power transmission. The Butler site employs 1,772 workers and is being recognized for having an injury and illness rate 96 percent below the industry average.

OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs are designed for worksites with comprehensive, successful safety and health programs. They are open to workplaces in any industry and to companies with injury rates below their industry’s national average.

VPP is OSHA’s premier program designed to promote effective employer safety and health management.

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