Labor and Economic Opportunity
March 17, 2021
Media Contact: Camara Lewis, 517-930-4928
Marathon Petroleum, Michigan Refining Division, in Detroit, MI, received the Michigan Voluntary Protection Program (MVPP) Star award from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) for workplace safety and health excellence.
"I commend Marathon Petroleum for demonstrating that a company culture that promotes management commitment, employee involvement, and a desire to excel in safety and health not only reduces injuries and illnesses in the workplace but can also be a positive experience in promoting safety and health for all," MIOSHA Director Bart Pickelman said.
Two best practices that demonstrate this company's safety and health management system excellence:
"This recognition is a significant accomplishment for the refinery, and does not happen unless we have a culture that's safety driven and focused," said Detroit refinery General Manager Dave Leaver. "Our steadfast dedication to ensuring the safety of our employees and contractors, the refinery and our community is what we strive for, and I couldn't be prouder of our team."
MIOSHA established the MVPP program in 1996 to recognize employers with exemplary safety and health management systems that go above MIOSHA requirements. The MVPP program is open to all Michigan employers. To be eligible for the award, an applicant must have injury and illness incidence rates for each of the last three years below the industry average.
Learn more about the MVPP program at michigan.gov/MVPP
About Marathon Petroleum Corporation's Michigan Refining Division
Marathon Petroleum's Detroit refinery can process up to 140,000 barrels per calendar day of crude oil, manufacturing gasoline, propane, kerosene, diesel, fuel oil, asphalt, feedstocks, and petrochemicals. The facility is the only petroleum refinery currently operating in Michigan, and has approximately 510 employees.