USG Gypsum’s 230 employees celebrated achieving the prestigious Voluntary Protection Program Star designation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Nov. 4. The Star is the highest recognition within OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program. To achieve it, employees, management and OSHA work together to implement safety and health programs and processes that go beyond OSHA regulations to further protect employees and promote safe operations.
There are fewer than 2500 worksites out of 8 million in all of the U.S. that hold the Star designation. The Gypsum plant has an exceptional safety record, working more than 3,640,000 safe work hours and 2,517 days without a lost time injury.