Region 3 News Release: 10-1297-PHI (osha 10-207)
Oct. 14, 2010
Contact: Joanna Hawkins
Dal-Tile Corp. in Gettysburg, Pa., earns prestigious US Department of
Labor's OSHA 'star' for workplace safety and health success
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has certified Dal-Tile Corp. in Gettysburg 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 Corp. 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.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.
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