The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that Cardinal IG, a glass manufacturer and provider, has been admitted to the agency’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) with a “Star” designation. The action follows an OSHA audit at the company’s Waxahachie, Texas facility.

The agency awards VPP status to companies with safety and health management systems that provide information, guidance and training to help protect workers’ safety and health.

OSHA says the VPP works with employers committed to worker safety and health to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. The program brings company management, site employees and OSHA together to proactively focus on hazard prevention and control, worksite analysis, training, management commitment and worker involvement to prevent fatalities, injuries and illnesses.

“[The] Cardinal IG Waxahachie facility entry into OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program will greatly improve the health and safety in the workplace for Cardinal IG’s employees and onsite contractors,” explained Timothy Minor, OSHA area director in Fort Worth, Texas. “Joining the program is indicative of the company’s commitment toward health and safety in the workplace and should be applauded for that.”

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