☷US Department of Labor renews Star Level designation of Acushnet Company Custom Operations for workplace safety health achievements | U S Department of Labor
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News Brief US Department of Labor renews ‘Star Level’ designation of Acushnet Company , Custom Operations for workplace safety , health achievements Customized golf ball facility maintains safety distinction since 1998 Participant: Acushnet Company , Custom Operations . New Bedford , MassachusettsDescription: Acushnet Company , Custom Operations employs about 200 workers at the New Bedford site , which produces golf balls and other equipment customized with names , logos and images . Employees at the site develop graphics , operate printing and finishing machines , package , warehouse and ship products and perform office functions . Duration: OSHA first recognized Acushnet Company , Custom Operations in 1998 as a “star” site – the highest level of recognition that the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs offers . The facility earned its latest VPP star renewal following an onsite evaluation in November 2021 by a team of OSHA safety and health experts . Background: OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs recognize and promote effective worksite - based safety and health management systems . In the VPP , management , labor and OSHA establish cooperative relationships at workplaces that have implemented comprehensive safety and health management systems . Approval into VPP is OSHA’s official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have created exemplary worksite safety and health management systems . Quote: “The level of workplace safety and health practiced by Acushnet Company , Custom Operations over the years is inspiring , ” said OSHA Regional Administrator Galen Blanton in Boston . “This long - standing participant has an exceptional record of safety and health innovation . The managers and employees work to continuously improve processes . Since their last reapproval they have focused on new machine guarding and changes to material handling equipment to reduce ergonomic stressors . We know from experience that design improvements often benefit employee safety and health and production quality . ” Learn more about OSHA .
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