Dal-Tile Corp. has earned Star status from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) for excellence in workplace safety and health management systems at its El Paso, TX, manufacturing plant. The facility is the first ceramic tile manufacturing plant in the country to receive this coveted distinction, which is the highest VPP designation awarded by OSHA.
“This honorable distinction represents Dal-Tile’s ongoing commitment to
safety and health management,” said Harold Turk, president for Dal-Tile. “Our
entire El Paso team has done an outstanding job implementing procedures and
protocols to achieve the safest workplace environment possible.”
According to Dal-Tile, “The plant was awarded Star status because of
employee involvement, safety programs, internal audits, a commitment to
excellence in operational performance and outstanding safety leadership and
management at all levels of the facility’s organization. Companies that achieve
Star status also have injury and illness rates at or below its industries’
Additionally, Dal-Tile’s Muskogee, Oklahoma, plant will apply for OSHA’s
VPP Star status later this year, and anticipates receiving the distinction
within two years, the company says.