Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis announced that MSD Consumer Care, Inc. in Cleveland, was chosen to receive the Volunteer STAR (Safety Through Accountability and Recognition) award.
“The MSD Consumer Care facility located in Cleveland has met the evaluation standards required to receive this award by proving their ability to provide an excellent safety and health management system," said Steve Hawkins, Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration administrator, who presented the Volunteer STAR award Thursday at the company’s facility at 4207 Michigan Ave. N.E. in Cleveland. “It is evident that MSD and the employees of the Cleveland facility are extremely dedicated to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.”
The Volunteer STAR award is the state’s highest honor for workplace safety and health and a nationally recognized program. The Volunteer STAR is patterned after the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) and recognizes the best of the best in the area of safety and health programming and performance.
MSD Consumer Care - Cleveland utilizes 483 employees to manufacture and package several well-known consumer healthcare products. This facility was originally certified as a Volunteer STAR site in 2003. There are currently 37 Volunteer STAR sites in Tennessee.
A plaque of recognition is awarded to the STAR recipient, as is a flag that can be flown at the site. The company is also permitted to use the Volunteer STAR logo on its correspondence and company documents.
The standard for participation in the STAR program is the confirmation of a company’s safety and health program, which helps reduce accidents and injuries. The program also allows employers to be removed from programmed compliance inspection lists for a period of three years.
For more information on the Volunteer STAR award program and other TOSHA award programs contact TOSHA Nashville office at 800 249-8510.