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OSHA News Brief

July 27, 2022

US Department of Labor renews 'Star Level' designation of Veolia ES Technical Solutions LLC for workplace safety, health achievements

Hazardous waste management, environmental services facility maintains safety distinction

Participant: Veolia ES Technical Solutions LLC, Charlestown, Massachusetts

Description: Veolia ES Technical Solutions LLC, which employs about 65 workers in Charlestown, provides hazardous waste management, shipment and disposal as well as environmental services for businesses in the Northeast.

Duration: OSHA first recognized Veolia ES Technical Solutions LLC in 2019 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 a team of OSHA safety and health experts’ onsite evaluation in February 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 have implemented comprehensive safety and health management systems. VPP approval 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 level of workplace safety and health practiced by this recent participant is commendable," said OSHA Regional Administrator Galen Blanton in Boston. "Site leadership supports all aspects of a comprehensive safety and health management system and involves employees in OSHA initiatives such as the annual Fall Stand Down and Safe & Sound Week events."  

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Media Contacts:

Ted Fitzgerald, 617-565-2075,
James C. Lally, 617-565-2074,

Release Number: 22-1479-BOS

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