Schick's Milford plant achieves star status in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program
Schick Manufacturing's Milford, CT, plant has earned star status in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program. The plant, which employs 470 employees, plus 205 temporary employees supervised by Schick, manufactures shaving products. It is one of 1,600 workplaces in 270 industries nationwide that have earned VPP status. The VPP recognizes companies committed to effective employee protection beyond the requirements of OSHA standards.
The Milford plant first entered the VPP as a merit site in 2005. Its graduation to star status comes after an OSHA team's on-site review of the plant's application and safety and health programs, interviews with employees and a complete tour of the worksite.
"The star designation reflects the mutual commitment of Schick employees and management to maintaining and improving safety and health at this plant," said Marthe Kent, OSHA's regional administrator for New England. "Our review of this plant's safety and health management programs found them consistent with the high quality expected of VPP participants, with injury and illness rates below the industry average."
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