Goodyear recently announced that its Houston chemical plant has earned certification to Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
VPP certification recognizes companies for outstanding safety and health management systems and for maintaining injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages. It is attained only after lengthy preparation, extensive employee interviews and rigorous onsite evaluation conducted by health and safety professionals. Star status is OSHA's highest VPP certification level.
Goodyear Houston is the fourth of the company's four U.S. chemical plants to achieve VPP certification, underscoring Goodyear's long-term commitment to safety leadership.
"VPP certification is a major achievement and reflects the hard work and unwavering commitment of our associates to safety excellence," said Brad Ioerger, general manager of Goodyear's North America chemical operations. "We will expand on this success by engaging with other Goodyear facilities, as well as other VPP Star companies, in best-practice sharing and proactive collaboration to continue strengthening our safety and environmental health capabilities and elevate safety practices throughout our industry."
As one of the world's largest tire companies, Goodyear employs approximately 65,000 people and manufactures products in 47 facilities and 21 countries. For more information, visit www.goodyear.com/corporate.