OSHA honors post office for safety and health efforts
OSHA recently recognized the U.S. Postal Service main post office in Casper, WY, for excellence in its employee safety and health program.
The post office was designated a Voluntary Protection Program "Star" site, the highest level of recognition that OSHA's VPP offers, during a September 7 ceremony at the facility. A VPP Star site meets safety and health program elements that far exceed minimum OSHA standards.
"This award recognizes world-class leadership in the area of employee safety and health programs," said Bob Glover, OSHA assistant regional administrator in Denver. Glover and Brad Baptiste, OSHA regional VPP manager, presented a VPP flag and plaque to postal service staff at the ceremony.
According to Baptiste, among the most noteworthy aspects of the site's health and safety management system are its emergency preparedness plans and drills, and its comprehensive set of written job-hazard analyses.
"The Casper post office has an exceptional injury prevention program, highlighted by the proactive manner in which it identifies and eliminates work-related hazards. It is a really impressive workplace," Baptiste said.
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