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On July 23, GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies’ facility on Westpark Drive in Houston celebrates achieving the U.S. Occupational, Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Star certification. Approval into VPP Star is OSHA’s official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health.
VPP sets performance-based criteria for a managed safety and health system, invites facilities to apply and then assesses applicants against these criteria. OSHA’s verification includes an application review and a rigorous onsite evaluation by a team of OSHA safety and health experts.
GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies’ Houston team is comprised of 100 employees. Together, the facility worked diligently over the past few years to enhance its culture of safety and achieve VPP Star certification. The OSHA auditors specifically acknowledged the employees’ strong engagement in the process and good labeling of equipment and hazards onsite.
“This is a great accomplishment for our team,” says Kirk Mosher, GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies’ plant manager in Houston. “I’m extremely proud of everyone here who made it possible to achieve VPP certification.”
GE is the largest participant in the U.S. OSHA Voluntary Protection Program and has 125 facilities in the program as of June 2009.
About GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies
GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies is Healthcare for Infrastructure. The business is part of GE Enterprise Solutions, a $5 billion business helping customers compete and win in a changing global environment by combining the power of GE’s unique expertise and intelligent technology to elevate customers’ productivity. GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies is a leading innovator in advanced measurement, sensor-based and inspection solutions that deliver accuracy, productivity and safety to its customers. Its products are used in a wide range of industries, including oil & gas, power generation, aerospace, transportation and healthcare. The company has 4,700 employees at more than 40 facilities in 25 countries worldwide.