MI Windows and Doors’ manufacturing facility in Gratz, PA, is now a Star worksite, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) highest level of recognition for workplace safety and health excellence.
OSHA’s certification of MI Windows and Doors into the Agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) recognizes the company’s commitment to workplace safety and health.
In the last three years, the facility recorded an injury and illness rate 54 percent below the national average. The company produces new construction and replacement windows and doors for businesses and homes at its manufacturing sites in Pennsylvania, Texas, and Arizona.
“MI Windows and Doors has demonstrated a comprehensive and effective workplace safety and health program at its facility,” said Michael Rivera, Acting OSHA Regional Administrator.
VPP recognizes employers and employees in private industry and federal agencies that have implemented effective safety and health management systems and have maintained injury and illness rates below the national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries.
Star participants are re-evaluated every three to five years, although incident rates are reviewed annually.
VPP represents management, labor, and OSHA working together to prevent fatalities, injuries, and illnesses through hazard prevention and control, worksite analysis, training, management commitment, and worker involvement.