Johns Manville plant honored for safety performance

RP news wires, Noria Corporation
Tags: workplace safety

Johns Manville of McPherson, Kan., has earned membership in the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's prestigious "Star" Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), or the highest level.

A VPP recognition ceremony will be held November 15 at the company's McPherson plant, where 265 employees produce fiberglass insulation materials.

"Johns Manville has exhibited excellence in safety and health management," said Charles E. Adkins, CIH, OSHA regional administrator in Kansas City. "The company's outstanding efforts have included management commitment to safety and health and employee involvement in safety and health programs."

More than 1,860 worksites nationwide have earned entry into OSHA's VPP. Requirements include a high degree of management support and employee involvement; 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.

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