GE Aviation Terre Haute Receives Top OSHA Award
GE Aviation in Terre Haute has been awarded the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s top workplace recognition. The company is now certified as a Star site for its “commitment to employee health and safety.”
The certification falls under the Voluntary Protection Program. The VPP Star status is Indiana’s highest level of certification in recognition of employers and employees “who have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health.”
To achieve the Star status, GE Aviation says employees underwent a health and safety audit involving OSHA personnel. Star status indicates injury and illness rates that are at or below the national averages for their industry.
“VPP is the gold standard of safety excellence, and it aligns well with GE Aviation Terre Haute’s mission to ensure that safety is our top priority,” said Matt Allen, an environmental health and safety leader for GE Aviation. “The Terre Haute team has worked tirelessly for this achievement, so this is a special recognition and very well deserved.”
The program was created in 1982 to encourage manufacturing sites to establish strong safety management programs and protect workers more effectively.
The company employs more than 350 people at two different plants; one that assembles commercial aircraft engine cores and another that manufactures combustors and structures for GE Aviation commercial and military jet engines.