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CTC Recertified as a Star Site under OSHA VPP

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JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Concurrent Technologies Corporation’s (CTC) Johnstown, Pa., facilities have been recertified under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) as a Star site, the highest VPP designation. This certification recognizes employers and workers for workplace safety and health excellence.

CTC has maintained this status uninterrupted since 2008.

Richard Mendelson, OSHA’s Regional Administrator, approved CTC’s continued participation in the OSHA VPP Star program and congratulated CTC on the dedication and involvement of employees in the prevention of injuries and illnesses. “Achieving a level of worker protection that goes beyond compliance with government regulations is commendable,” Mendelson said.

The Star designation is awarded only to sites that meet the agency’s rigorous standards, verified by experts during on-site inspections. Facilities earning VPP Star status have achieved injury and illness rates below the national average for their respective industries and have demonstrated to OSHA that their safety and health management systems are exemplary. In addition, Star participants commit to a process of continuous safety improvements that will lead to an even safer work environment. Out of the eight million eligible work sites across the country, only about 2,100 are designated as Star sites.

“This Star site designation reflects the commitment that all of our employees have to maintaining the very highest levels of safety,” said Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., CTC President & CEO. “Safety is part of our DNA at CTC; we continually work to ensure safe and healthy work spaces from offices and conference rooms to manufacturing and laboratory areas. I offer heartfelt thanks to CTC’s safety professionals and the entire staff who adhere to rigorous safety standards day in and day out.”

Thomas Monito, CTC Environmental Health and Safety Professional, added, “CTC’s success at obtaining and keeping VPP certification is truly a team effort, including a commitment from management and staff. We have developed a culture that emphasizes personal responsibility for safety and contributions from everyone at every level. This combination of leadership and employee participation has led to injury rates that are half of the average of similar organizations.”

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