Bartell Machinery Systems is proud to announce that it has been awarded STAR status in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). This exclusive program status recognizes an organization’s demonstrated application of efforts in the prevention and control of occupational safety and health hazards leading to industry best safety standards. Currently, there are only 2,195 facilities in the United States with this certification level and only 58 in New York State.
The VPP certification process consists of a collaborate effort with OSHA in which every aspect of the operation is reviewed and evaluated including environmental health and safety (EHS) compliance, training, record-keeping, metrics and performance, facility condition, employee knowledge and safety awareness, management commitment, and demonstrated continuous improvement.
States Environment, Health, Safety, and Facilities manager Mike Magnanti stated, “this achievement has been a collaborate effort from all levels of the business. For the past three years, we have worked diligently to form a culture that ensures the safety of our employees is a priority. The dedication and commitment of each employee to not only their own safety but that of their coworkers, makes achievements like this possible.”
President Pat Morocco believes that, “achieving VPP Star represents not only a significant accomplishment for our employees; it also reflects what we believe is an obligation of Bartell to uphold the highest EHS standards possible for our employees, their families, customers and the local community. Just as Bartell is a pioneer in the innovative solutions we deliver to manufacturing industries, we must also be leading edge in the environmental, health, and safety of our associates and the products we design, manufacture and sell throughout the world. We cannot be satisfied with just compliance, but rather we must continuously excel in all aspects of business performance. We recognize this achievement is a positive acknowledgement of our continued efforts to advance Bartell’s safety program and we look forward to a future of continued growth and development.”