SKF Sealing Solutions has earned membership in the prestigious "Star" Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A recognition ceremony will take place on September 27 at the facility in Kansas City, Mo.
"SKF Sealing Solutions has exhibited excellence in safety and health management," said Charles E. Adkins, CIH, OSHA's regional administrator in
The facility employs 220 workers who manufacture seals and gaskets for the automotive industry.
OSHA's VPP recognizes and promotes effective workplace safety and health management. Companies in the VPP achieve average injury rates that are 50 percent lower than other companies in their industry. Approximately 1,500 work sites representing more than 280 industries nationwide participate in the program. Information about the VPP application and approval process is available from the OSHA VPP manager at the agency's