April 12, 2023
US Department of Labor renews 'Star Level' designationof Tiverton Power for workplace safety, health achievements
Rhode Island power plant maintains safety distinction since 2005
Participant: Tiverton Power
Tiverton, Rhode Island
Description: Tiverton Power employs about 20 workers at this site, a natural gas power plant generating electricity for the New England power grid.
Duration: OSHA first recognized the facility in 2005 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 after a team of OSHA safety and health experts evaluated the site in October 2022.
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 use comprehensive safety and health management systems. VPP designation 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 Tiverton Power facility continues to maintain a high level of workplace safety and health," said OSHA Regional Administrator Galen Blanton in Boston. "The site focuses on employee education and training, especially substantial electrical hazards inherent in this industry."
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Release Number: 23-692-BOS