Nov. 9, 2006
Contact: Leni Uddyback-Fortson
Phone: (215) 861-5102
BRUNNER ISLAND, Pa. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has re-certified PPL Brunner Island as a "Star" site in its Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) for its success in implementing safety and health programs.
The facility was recognized with a special flag ceremony Nov. 6 at which Robert Fink, OSHA's area director in Harrisburg, presented a VPP Star flag to employees and managers.
PPL Brunner Island is an electric generating facility in East Manchester Township, Pa. The company employs 410 workers and maintains injury and illness rates below the national average for its industry.
The Star program is designed for employers who successfully incorporate comprehensive safety and health programs into their total management system. OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs are available to deserving employers in any industry. About 1,600 workplaces throughout the U.S. have earned the VPP flag.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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