The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) again has recertified Beloit, Wis.-based Frito-Lay Inc. as a "Star" site in its prestigious Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).
"Frito-Lay has sustained an excellent record in workplace safety and health," said Kimberly Stille, director of OSHA's area office in
The Frito-Lay plant in
Because of an impressive improvement in the facility's safety record, its Traffic Division was included in this latest VPP evaluation for the first time. More than 750 people are employed at the
OSHA's Star designation is the highest level of recognition that an employer can achieve in the VPP. Designed for worksites with comprehensive, successful safety and health programs, the VPP is open to all industries and to companies with injury rates below their respective industries' national averages.
More than 1,860 worksites nationwide have earned entry into OSHA's VPP, which has proven over the years to be an effective means of reducing injuries, illnesses, fatalities and costs, while fostering a more productive workforce and increasing employee morale.