Region 3 News Release: 10-960-PHI (osha 10-152)
July 16, 2010
Contact: Joanna Hawkins
US Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Standard Forged Products
of McKees Rocks, Pa., for workplace safety and health excellence
MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has certified Standard Forged Products LLC as a star site, the highest honor an employer can receive in its Voluntary Protection Programs.
"Standard Forged deserves to be recognized for its exemplary effort to maintain a safe and healthy work environment for employees," said Edward Selker, OSHA deputy regional administrator.
The McKees Rocks company is one of the largest railcar axle and circular forging plants in the United States. The company provides a variety of high-volume products and services to companies in the transportation, industrial, construction and energy industries.
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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