The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) Consultation Department recently acknowledged Honeywell Engines & Systems in Tucson as a “STAR Site” through the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Companies who are awarded the STAR designation demonstrate exemplary and comprehensive, safety and health management systems.
VPP is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) highest program of recognition across all United States OSHA organizations. It recognizes employers and workers in private and federal workplaces who have exemplified effective safety and health management systems to achieve injury and illness rates more than 50 percent below the national average.
“Honeywell has made a dedication to safety in the workplace,” said Jessie Atencio, assistant director and consultation and training program manager for ADOSH. “Their team should be proud to be a part of a workplace that makes safety a top priority.”
To qualify, employers must submit an application to OSHA and undergo an onsite evaluation by a team of safety and health professionals. VPP participants and sites earning the “STAR Site” designation are re-evaluated every three to five years in order to remain in the programs. VPP participants are exempt from OSHA programmed inspections while they maintain their VPP status.
Other VPP STAR designation sites in Tucson include Johns Manville, Raytheon Missile Systems, Fluor Facility & Plant Services and Granite Construction Company.
Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) operates under an approved plan with the U.S. Department of Labor to retain jurisdiction over occupational safety and health issues within Arizona, excluding mining operations, Indian Reservations, and federal employees. This jurisdiction encompasses approximately 2.1 million employees and 130,000 public and private establishments. For more information on ADOSH, Consultation Partnership Programs and the Industrial Commission of Arizona, please visit http://www.ica.state.az.us/ or call (602) 542-5795.