OSHA has recognized U.S Postal Service’s Juneau Mendenhali Post office for its excellent performance in employee’s safety and health. The agency honored the facility into its VPP Programs at the star or the highest level at a ceremony.
The support of management and labor working professionals has resulted in an injury and illness rate which is 86 percent below the national average for this postal industry. The basic work performed at Juneau Mendenhali site includes collection, sorting, delivery and distribution of U.S domestic and foreign mail. The site operates 24 hours a day, six days a week with two shifts. The postal facility has a limited mail sorting capabilities which makes an average daily volume of more than 33,000 pieces. Revenue from retail services at the facility approximates $1,560,000 annually.
The star status to this facility was awarded after OSHA reviewed the facility’s safety and health programs on an interview with employees and tour of worksite facility.
The requirement to attain OSHA star status should be that the company or facility has a high degree of management commitment and employee involvement, a high quality of worksite analysis, hazard prevention and comprehensive safety health training for all employees. To attain the OSHA Star Status each of these elements must be in place, and in operation for at least one year before a company applies for these VPP Star Status Program.