Xerox Corporation’s manufacturing operations in
Participation in VPP is OSHA’s official recognition of companies that have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health. Xerox qualified for the VPP status in 2004. The VPP strives for continued improvement in safety and health management systems through open relationships and processes between management, labor and OSHA.
Gabriel John, a Xerox safety engineer at the company’s manufacturing facility in
“The benefit of VPP is that it creates an open culture between employees and management to address safety issues,” said John. “The entire process is open, inclusive and recorded. Everyone contributes to safety solutions without fear of retribution.”
Tinker is one of 10 bases identified by the Department of Defense to begin the VPP application process. Eventually, all military installations will be qualified.
“Safety is not something we take lightly,” said General Loren M. Reno, commander,
“The fundamental objective of this mentorship is to work with Tinker to achieve the VPP qualification,” said Michael Le, plant manager at Xerox’s
Tinker Air Force Base currently houses 26,000 enlisted and civilian employees. The responsibilities of the base include the manufacture, maintenance and management of aircraft used by U.S. armed forces. Units at the Tinker Air Force Base consist of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, 72nd Air Base Wing, the 76th Maintenance Wing, the 327th Aircraft Sustainment Wing and the 448th Combat Sustainment Wing.