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USG Corporation's Auburn, Wa., manufacturing plant has earned a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries and its Division of Occupational Safety and Health.
L&I officials presented the award, which is the highest accolade within the VPP, to the plant's 49 employees Thursday. The Star, which has only been awarded to approximately 2,500 worksites out of 8 million in the U.S., recognizes the company's efforts to go above and beyond with its safety and health programs.
“We put a focus on safety every day in our work, and make sure each of our employees understand its importance,” said Tim Miller, plant manager. “We have dedicated ourselves to safety, and being recognized with a VPP Star is an honor.”
The Auburn plant maintains a safety record of more than 1.1 million hours worked and 2,940 days without a lost-time injury. It is the 15th of USG's manufacturing plants to achieve the Star designation, in addition to three L&W Supply locations.