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Dynatec Recertified for Voluntary Safety STAR

In 2011, Dynatec in Hendersonville, TN obtained recertification to continue as a STAR worksite, which is the highest level of recognition offered by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). To be accepted as a VPP STAR worksite, the business must demonstrate an exemplary, comprehensive, successful safety management system. To recertify as a VPP STAR worksite, the business must undergo a rigorous onsite evaluation by a team of OSHA safety and health experts who examine each of the required elements of the site’s safety and health management programs, verifying that the site’s occupational safety and health program meet the high quality expected of VPP participants. The self sufficiency of STAR worksites and their ability to identify and control workplace hazards makes them exempt from the OSHA administration’s planned inspections as long as the business maintains VPP STAR status. The injury and illness rates of VPP STAR sites are significantly lower than National Bureau of Labor averages. In fact, only .01 percent of all U.S. businesses have achieved recognition as a VPP STAR worksite.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Doug Delheimer, Laboratory technician, Jud Broome, General manager, Denise Steiner, Human resources manager/safety coordinator

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