ARVADA, Colo., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, Sundyne Arvada celebrated the successful recertification of its Star status for OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). Meghan Meger, an OSHA representative, presented the award to Shawn Olson, GM of Sundyne Arvada, during a ceremony attended by Sundyne employees and Arvada Mayor Marc Williams.
VPP is OSHA's premier recognition program for worksites that do an excellent job of protecting their employees. VPP certification recognizes that Sundyne voluntarily goes above and beyond its legal obligations to protect workers' safety and health, as demonstrated via low injury rates and the facilitation of a continuous improvement culture within the company.
Attaining VPP Star status isn't easy. In 2010, Sundyne submitted an extensive written application addressing the major elements of the program. That same year, OSHA evaluated Sundyne, sending a team of safety and health experts to conduct an extensive onsite review. The team verified that the Sundyne safety and health management system was operating effectively and that it meets VPP requirements for a Star site.
However, retaining VPP is even more difficult. OSHA conducts reapproval evaluations at Star sites on a regular basis. In 2013, Sundyne successfully went through a recertification of Star status. Sundyne has maintained VPP's high standards and is proud of its employees' grassroots program and commitment to health and safety.
"One of our core values is employee well being," stated Sundyne President Jeff Wiemelt during the award ceremony. He also stated, "A strong safety culture, as recognized by VPP Star, is essential to living that value."
Sundyne has become a critical partner in OSHA's mission to protect American workers. Sundyne voluntarily shares expertise and experience with OSHA, as well as with other communities and businesses via outreach activities. This year Sundyne presented on VPP best practices at the Region VIII VPPPA Conference in Denver and at the Wyoming Workforce Summit. Sundyne is also scheduled to present in August at the National VPPPA Conference in Maryland.
Headquartered in Arvada, Colo., USA, Sundyne is a leading manufacturer of highly reliable and efficient centrifugal pumps and compressors for use in the oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical, power generation and water processing industries. The Sundyne product portfolio features innovative high-speed integrally geared, multistage and sealless pump and compressor technologies that meet API and ISO standards. With a global channel consisting of more than 300 sales and service locations, and a manufacturing network that employs over 850 people across five facilities, Sundyne provides high quality engineered fluid handling solutions to customers around the world. For additional information, visit www.sundyne.com. Sundyne is owned and operated by Accudyne Industries.
About Accudyne Industries
Accudyne Industries is a leading global provider of precision-engineered, process-critical and technologically advanced flow control systems and industrial compressors that deliver consistently high performance and give confidence to the mission of its customers in the most important industries and harshest environments around the world. Today, Accudyne Industries is powered by more than 3,000 employees at 18 manufacturing facilities, supporting a broad range of industries in more than 150 countries.