EHS

VPP "Star"

GE - Aviation is committed to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) began several years ago. To date, 18 GE - Aviation sites are VPP "Star" Certified.

GE - Aviation has become so proficient that ten of its own employees have been admitted to OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program. The program allows private sector employees to assist OSHA when performing on-site assessments of companies applying for VPP status.

Most recently, OSHA commended GE for its commitment to worker safety and health.

"GE continues to demonstrate its strong commitment to worker safety and health. With 61 sites in the Federal and State Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), GE stands out as a leader, often going beyond compliance with OSHA requirements to protect its workers. Employees from nearly all the GE VPP sites mentor other GE sites or sites from other companies to strengthen worker safety and attain VPP recognition. Fifteen GE volunteers are qualified 'Special Government Employees' and assist OSHA with VPP onsite evaluations. But perhaps the best testimony to GE's leadership and success is the bottom line: the 32 sites in the Federal VPP have an average lost workday injury and illness rate 47% below the national average. OSHA looks forward to a continued, cooperative, positive working relationship with its GE VPP partners!"

John Henshaw
Assistant Secretary
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration