January 2, 2020
Cardinal IG Greenfield announced their Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Certification achievement from the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) Dec. 11 in a ceremony held at the plant.
OSHA’s VPP program began in 1982 and is designated to promote worksite safety and health by establishing a comprehensive safety and health management system with cooperative relationships between OSHA, workplace management and labor. Cardinal IG Greenfield underwent comprehensive evaultaion and review to quality for the program’s Star certification, OSHA’s highest level of recognition for employers and employees who demonstrate exemplary achievement in the prevention and control of occupational safety and health hazards, including the development, implementation and continuous improvement of their safety and health management system. Cardinal IG Greenfield is only one of 43 Star Certified sites in the State of Iowa, and one of 2,112 businesses nationally to achieve this distinction.
“The designation of VPP Star status conferred by OSHA upon Cardinal IG Greenfield is a true honor. We are pleased to officially become part of the VPP family in Iowa and nationally. The results of these efforts over the last 36 months speaks to the comittment of the Cardinal IG Greenfield family to improving the lives of its employees through a focus on workplace health and safety, which is a journey with no summit,” said Steve Bricker, plant manager. “Achieving this certification began with our deisire to adhere to Cardinal IG’s company mission whereby safety is our first priority, to be driven by our core values, and that our employees are our greatest asset. Our VPP certification greatly compliments these endeavors.”