Lockheed Martin's Safety Program Earns Top OSHA Recognition
Moorestown, N.J., 25-APR-03 -- Lockheed Martin announced today that its Moorestown facility will retain the prestigious Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) STAR Award after the successful completion of a comprehensive recertification process.
OSHA's VPP is the premier recognition program for worksites that do an excellent job of protecting their employees from workplace hazards. It is a cooperative effort among industry, workers and government to ensure safer workplaces. According to OSHA, about 600 companies across the nation participate in VPP. The VPP STAR Award recognizes U.S. companies that voluntarily go above and beyond their legal obligations to protect their workers safety and health. The STAR designation is the VPP's highest health and safety honor.
I'd like to thank Lockheed Martin's Moorestown facility for its continued commitment to the safety and health of its employees, said Norman Deitch, OSHA Region II VPP manager. Our team is recommending approval of this facility for continuation in the VPP STAR program.
The Moorestown facility again earned the distinction following a comprehensive, four-day OSHA review of its health and safety management processes and statistics. This site first received the STAR designation in 1999 and this was the first reevaluation since that time.
The health and safety of our employees have always been of great importance to our business and we are very proud of this achievement, said Fred P. Moosally, president of Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems. The award recognizes the commitment and true 'business owner' mindset of every single employee.