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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has certified Dal-Tile Corporation in Gettysburg, Pa., as a Star site, the highest honor in its Voluntary Protection Programs.
OSHA deputy regional administrator Ed Selker and Harrisburg area office director Kevin Kilp attended the ceremony held at the company’s Gettysburg office and presented the company with its plaque and flag.
“Dal-Tile demonstrated its commitment to ensuring the safety and health of its employees by maintaining an injury and illness rate 52 percent below comparable industry rates,” said Selker.
Dal-Tile Corporation has 189 employees and manufactures ceramic wall and floor tile.
OSHA’s recognition programs include the VPP for employers and employees that have implemented exemplary workplace safety and health management systems. In the VPP, management, labor and OSHA work cooperatively and proactively to prevent injuries, illnesses and workplace hazards. As part of attaining VPP status, employers must demonstrate management commitment to the safety and health of their employees and actively involve employees in the safety and health management system.