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GE Engine Services McAllen L.P. has earned membership at the "Star," or highest level, in the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) prestigious Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). A recognition ceremony was held recently at the company's facility on
"GE Engine Services McAllen has demonstrated excellence in effective safety and health management," said OSHA regional administrator Dean W. McDaniel in
GE Engine Services McAllen employs 367 employees with nine contract employees at the
More than 1,860 worksites nationwide have earned entry into OSHA's VPP. Requirements include a high degree of management support and employee involvement, a high quality worksite hazard analysis, prevention and control programs, and comprehensive safety and health training for all employees. Each of these elements must be effective, in place and in operation for at least one year before a company can apply to join the VPP. Companies in the VPP achieve average injury rates at least 50 percent lower than other companies in their respective industries.