January 4, 2023
US Department of Labor renews 'Star' designation of Millstone Power Stationfor workplace safety, health achievements
Nuclear power generation facility maintains safety distinction since 2004
Participant: Millstone Power Station
Description: Owned and operated by Dominion Energy, the Millstone Power Station employs about 1,200 workers, including 300 contractors, in Waterford. The power generation facility generates over 2,000 megawatts of electricity through its two nuclear reactor units to a central power distribution station for New England.
Duration: OSHA first recognized the Millstone Power Station in 2004 as a "star" site – the highest level of recognition that the agency's Voluntary Protection Programs offers. The facility earned its latest VPP star renewal following an onsite evaluation in July 2022 by a team of OSHA safety and health experts.
Background: OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs recognize and promote effective worksite-based safety and health management systems. In the VPP, management, labor and OSHA establish cooperative relationships at workplaces that have implemented comprehensive safety and health management systems. Approval into VPP is OSHA’s official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have created exemplary worksite safety and health management systems.
Quote: "The Millstone Power Station continues to maintain a high level of workplace safety and health," said OSHA Regional Administrator Galen Blanton in Boston. "Management uses data and metrics to show employees and contractors how unsafe acts lead to more serious injuries. One outcome of this commitment to safety and health excellence is the site experiencing no serious injuries or illnesses during the past five years."
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Release Number: 22-2281-BOS (BOS 2023-01)