Broomfield’s Hunter Douglas Facility Recertified Under Federal Safety Program
Hunter Douglas’s Broomfield facility has been re-certified as an Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Programs Star Site for the 16th consecutive year
VPP recognizes employers and workers in private industry and federal agencies that have implemented effective safety and health management systems, and maintain injury and illness rates below National Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries. Hunter Douglas is one of 34 VPP Star Sites in Colorado.
“We at Hunter Douglas pride ourselves on upholding the highest level of safety for all of our employees, and receiving the VPP Star Site at the Broomfield facility for the 16th consecutive year is a prime example of this,” said Doug Barr, President and General Manager Hunter Douglas. “I could not be more proud of the Hunter Douglas team members, as they are crucial to the overall safety of our facilities.”
Hunter Douglas first received the award in 2002, as a result of rigorous and comprehensive on-site evaluation by a team of OSHA safety and health experts.
To mark the achievement, Hunter Douglas hosted an event recently at the Broomfield site. It included a VPP flag and plaque presentation and talks by Barr, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner and OSHA and VPP Representatives.
Broomfield Mayor Randy Ahrens also attended the event, along with several members of the Hunter Douglas Operations Team.
Under the VPP, management, labor and OSHA work cooperatively and proactively to prevent injuries and illnesses through a system focused on management leadership and employee involvement, work site analysis, hazard prevention and control, and safety and health training. VPP participants are re-evaluated every three to five years to remain in the programs.