JOHNSTOWN, Pa., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) announced today that its Johnstown, PA facilities have been recertified under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), a certification that recognizes employers and workers for workplace safety and health excellence.
Kurt Petermeyer, OSHA's Acting Regional Administrator, notified CTC of his approval for continued participation in the OSHA VPP as a Star participant. He congratulated CTC on the dedication and involvement of employees in the prevention of injuries and illnesses and for continuing to serve as a model for other employers by operating excellent safety and health management programs.
VPP STAR status is the highest VPP designation awarded by OSHA. The designation is only given to sites which meet the agency's rigorous standards, verified by experts during on-site inspections. Facilities earning VPP STAR status have achieved injury and illness rates below the national average for their respective industries and have demonstrated to OSHA that their safety and health management systems are exemplary. In addition, STAR participants commit to a process of continuous safety improvements that will lead to an even safer work environment. There are approximately 2,300 STAR sites across the country out of over 8 million work sites.
"CTC is completely dedicated to the safety of our employees and ensuring that we implement the best possible safety programs," said Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., CTC President & CEO. "I want to thank each and every one of our employees for being engaged in safety, adhering to safety policies and applying the spirit of VPP in all facets of our business."
"CTC's success at obtaining and keeping VPP certification is due to management commitment and employee involvement, which are the foundation of the program," said Thomas Monito, CTC Environmental Health and Safety Professional. "This creates a culture that emphasizes personal responsibility for safety and contributions from everyone at every level. This combination of leadership and employee participation has led to injury rates that are half of the average of similar organizations."
Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) is an independent, nonprofit, applied scientific research and development professional services organization providing innovative management and technology-based solutions to government and industry. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, CTC's primary purpose and programs are to undertake applied scientific research and development activities that serve the public interest. For more information, visit www.ctc.com.
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