OSHA Compliance

Vy Injury Rate the Lowest In Industry

Vy stands for Vermont Yankee power plant whose on-job injury rate is less than the average industry required by Department of Labor. The total cases for 2006-2008 which met the threshold under OSHA Standards was 44 percent below the industry average which is released as per last month.

Within three years, Yankee employees contracted for more than 3.4 million hours with only nine cases of injuries or job-related illness which resulted into the category of OSHA-reportable incidents with site review of Yankee’s safety and health programs.

Yankee had only one case of OSHA reportable lost time which is a very good sign for the company. Seeing such good safety measures OSHA awarded the company Star Status which is no longer subject to random compliance. This doesn’t work under VOSHA oversight. VOSHA will periodically assess the company to check out whether they are eligible for VPP criteria.

The injury rate for Yankee means that most employees would work out for around 10,000 hours so that it can hurt them which could result in a stubbing stone to need a Band-Aid for themselves.

It is a real reflection of commitment to employee safety and health. The officials of the state VPP Program has paid off with improvement for safety at work. The company’s safety records are especially impressive because of diverse work force which made people get trained and skilled in safety measures. As per OSHA steps the VPP depends on four major practices being employed by the company for employee safety. So whoever gets enrolled into such a program would have world class safety and health management system.

As a part of safety program the Yankee would be conducting celebration which would make employees more motivated for the enrolling into VPP Program.

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