CREATED: MARCH 29, 2013
US federal agency The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration said that its has recognized Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) Airport Customer Service and Technical Operations in Savannah, Georgia as its newest Voluntary Protection Programs Star sites.
Delta was the first major airline participant in the VPP program, OSHA said. It now operates 15 airport and aircraft maintenance locations across the United States with the Star site designation. The carrier’s Savannah operation met the multipoint safety and health analysis and successfully completed an intensive on-site inspection by OSHA staff, which included proactive measures to prevent fatalities, injuries and illnesses through a system focused on hazard prevention and control, work-site analysis, training, management commitment and employee involvement. OSHA said that Savannah operation worked for more than a year to earn Star site status. Delta began participating in the VPP program in 2001 when its 2.7m -square-feet Atlanta Technical Operations facility became the first aircraft maintenance base in the industry to earn Star site status. OSHA VPP is an initiative designed to recognize workplaces with outstanding safety systems and performance. Less than one percent of the 10m work sites in the United States share this distinction. In VPP management, employees and OSHA establish cooperative relationships at workplaces that have implemented a comprehensive safety and health management system and have achieved an exemplary record of occupational safety and health among their employees. Find out more at www.delta.com.