Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
MVPP Star Status is state agency’s highest award
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January 23, 2018 - Arconic Whitehall Operations recently received a fifth recertification of its MVPP Star Award, the state's highest workplace safety and health designation from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA). MIOSHA is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).
"It’s a significant achievement for a company to receive a fifth consecutive Star award in recognition of its exemplary commitment to workplace safety and health," said MIOSHA Director Bart Pickelman. "Congratulations Arconic Whitehall for continued excellence in demonstrating that a safe workplace is a productive workplace, which is an outstanding example for all employers in Michigan to follow."
MIOSHA’s Michigan Voluntary Protection Program (MVPP) recognizes employers actively working toward achieving excellence in workplace safety and health. The agency awards the Star status to companies that both implement protections beyond MIOSHA requirements, and have injury and illness rates below the industry average for the last three years. The Whitehall Operations site received its first MVPP Star award in May 2004, and was recertified in 2007, 2010, 2014 and 2017. The site is exempt from programmed inspections for three years.
Arconic Whitehall Operations is the largest manufacturing employer in Muskegon County with more than 2,000 employees at nine operations. The company has manufactured aircraft engine components since 1951, and is Arconic’s second largest manufacturing hub in North America. One of the facility’s best practices is the development and implementation of a new Safety Glass Fit Check Policy to ensure that employees have properly fitting safety glasses. Allowable measurement tolerances of safety glasses at various points are now identified to ensure a customized proper fit for every employee.
“On behalf of the Arconic Whitehall Operations leadership team, I congratulate our employees on their outstanding efforts resulting in our fifth MVPP Star Award, the state’s highest workplace safety and health designation,” said Amy Heisser, director of Human Resources, Arconic Whitehall Operations. “This award is a significant source of pride to our employees and a proof point of our ongoing commitment to excellence in our environmental, health and safety performance.”
Arconic creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with its customers, Arconic solves complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of its people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, Arconic delivers these products at a quality and efficiency that ensures customer success and shareholder value. For more information go to:www.arconic.com.
For more information about MIOSHA, please visit www.michigan.gov/miosha.
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