Cummins Seymour Engine Plant has achieve certification in the Indiana Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) as a “STAR” site…the first Cummins facility to achieve this designation.
VPP “STAR” certification is the highest level of certification a worksite can achieve, and Cummins employees were honored at a ceremony on Sept. 22nd.
“The management, employees and staff at Cummins Seymour Engine Plant have an approach that prioritizes safety and health to the forefront of everything they do,” said Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL) Commissioner Rick J. Ruble, who attended the event. “This prioritization places Cummins Seymour Engine Plant into an elite group of worker safety and health-minded Indiana businesses.”
To participate in VPP, a company must develop, implement and maintain an exemplary worker safety and health management system and complete a comprehensive workplace safety and health audit conducted by IDOL staff and safety professionals from a pool of Special Government Employees (SGEs). Additionally, the site’s workplace injury and illness rates must be below the national industry average for its respective industry.
Currently, 75 Indiana workplaces have achieved VPP certification – 73 are designated as “STAR” worksites.
Source: JCIDC 3rd Quarter Newsletter