Region 3 News Release: 10-754-PHI (osha 10-81)
June 8, 2010
Contact: Joanna Hawkins
US Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes
Lancaster Safety Consulting Inc. for workplace safety and health success
MARS, Pa. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has certified Lancaster Safety Consulting Inc. as a star site, the highest honor in its Voluntary Protection Programs.
Philadelphia Deputy Regional Administrator Ed Selker represented the agency at a special ceremony held at the company's office in Mars.
"Lancaster Safety Consulting deserves this recognition for the company's outstanding commitment to the safety and health of its workers," said Selker.
LSCI is a health and safety consulting company that assists companies with establishing and managing health and safety management systems. It employs 11 workers.
OSHA's recognition programs include the VPP for employers and employees who 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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