The Edison, N.J., facility of W.R. Grace & Company has earned membership in the prestigious Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) at the “Star”, or highest, level.
The Voluntary Protection Program is OSHA’s official recognition of exemplary occupational safety and health. Companies in the VPP achieve average injury rates 50 percent lower than other companies in their respective industries. The
The assistant secretary of labor for OSHA approved VPP Star status for the site on February 26. The company officially received the award during a recent ceremony attended by OSHA Region 2 VPP manager Mike Levy, Grace president and chief executive officer Fred Festa, and plant manager David Bamford, among several others.
The facility is a manufacturing location for polyolefin catalysts and catalyst supports that are essential components in the manufacture of resins used for a wide variety of industrial and consumer plastic applications. It is the second Grace location to earn the VPP distinction, joining a manufacturing plant in