The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has designated Greif Packaging LLC in Omaha, Neb., as a Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Star site, the department's highest recognition for meeting or exceeding workplace safety and health standards.
Greif Packaging, a manufacturer of uncoated paper and multiwall bags with more than 60 employees in Omaha, earned VPP Star recognition following a comprehensive onsite evaluation by a team of OSHA safety and health experts.
"Greif Packaging in Omaha is a model of workplace safety," said Charles E. Adkins, OSHA's regional administrator in Kansas City, Mo. "The company has displayed outstanding effort in implementing a comprehensive safety and health management system."
Through the VPP, OSHA recognizes employers and employees that have implemented exemplary workplace safety and health management systems. Management, labor and OSHA work cooperatively and proactively to prevent injuries, illnesses and workplace hazards. As part of attaining VPP status, employers must demonstrate management commitment to the safety and health of their employees and actively involve employees in the safety and health management system.