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Region 3 News Release: 10-1733-PHI (osha 10-228)
Dec. 17, 2010
Contact: Joanna Hawkins       Leni Fortson
Phone: 215-861-5101       215-861-5102

US Labor Department's OSHA certifies Philadelphia construction company
as 'star' site for workplace safety and health

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has certified L.F. Driscoll LLC's construction site at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as a "star" worksite, the highest honor in its Voluntary Protection Programs.

"L.F. Driscoll's commitment to ensuring a safe and healthful work environment for employees makes it most deserving of this honor," said John Hermanson, OSHA's regional administrator in Philadelphia, who attended the ceremony.

L.F. Driscoll employs 115 workers and completes building construction projects ranging from very small renovations to major building expansion projects.

The Voluntary Protection Programs recognize employers and workers in private industry and federal agencies that have implemented effective safety and health management systems, and maintain injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries. In the VPP, management, labor and OSHA work cooperatively and proactively to prevent fatalities, injuries and illnesses through hazard prevention and control, worksite analysis, training, management commitment and worker involvement. For information on the VPP and other cooperative programs, visit

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


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