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GreenWood Inc., an integrated maintenance and construction solutions provider, announced that its customer, Solvay Advanced Polymers, has maintained status as an OSHA VPP Star certified plant. The select group of those who have earned this safety distinction only include companies that religiously comply with the various OSHA safety regulations and procedures, and have achieved injury and illness rates at or below the national average of their respective industries. GreenWood provides Solvay with on-going supplemental maintenance, operations support and special project resources and works with Solvay team members daily to ensure the highest safety standards are maintained in all executed work.
Solvay is a member of the Voluntary Protection Program Participants Association (VPPPA), the premier association representing the best of the best in occupational safety, health and environmental management systems. OSHA’s VPP recognizes worksites that have achieved and are maintaining excellence in worker safety and health protection.
To promote safety awareness, Solvay routinely publishes an internal newsletter to all employees called “The Safe Zone”. This newsletter offers safety tips, updates and other important information for Solvay employees and on-site contractors such as GreenWood to use in order to maintain a hazard-free, safe and healthy work environment.
“Maintaining the VPP Star requires the work and discipline of every employee,” says Kevin Keenly, Solvay’s plant manager. “It takes effort on everyone’s part to continually improve in all we do to make Solvay a safe workplace. We appreciate that GreenWood is extremely safety conscious and has been instrumental in maintaining our VPP Star status.”
Brad Wood, president of GreenWood, adds: “Safety is more important than anything we do. Every GreenWood employee understand the criticality of safe work practices whether work is complex or considered routine. We’re proud to stand beside Solvay and congratulate them in maintaining their designation as a VPP Star certified plant.”
About GreenWood Inc.
GreenWood provides integrated maintenance and construction solutions designed to extend the life of critical assets and deliver bottom line improvements for plants and facilities throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. It operates under a “Customer-Centered” philosophy where safety performance is always first and flexibility to respond to customer needs is an ongoing priority.
About Solvay Advanced Polymers
Solvay Advanced Polymers produces more plastics with more performance than any other company in the world. This gives design engineers worldwide more ways to solve top design challenges in automotive, medical, electronics, aerospace and other demanding industries. Solvay Advanced Polymers is a member of the Solvay Group, an international chemical and pharmaceuticals group headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. The Solvay Group, whose companies employ about 30,000 people in 50 countries, recorded consolidated sales for 2005 of EUR 8.6 billion, generated by its three sectors: Chemicals, Plastics and Pharmaceuticals.