Biography & Net Worth: Toray Plastics in Front Royal, Virginia Receives Its Fourth ‘Star’ Designation Under The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Voluntary Protection Program

RICHMOND, Va., December 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that Torrey Plastics (USA), Inc. in Front Royal, Virginia. has been re-approved as a Virginia Star Worksite under the Virginia Department of Virginia. Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Safety Program (VPP), the highest level of program accreditation. The facility was honored with their first certificate of accreditation, issued on January 28, 2005.

“This outstanding achievement in occupational safety and health has come through the dedication and hard work of Torey Plastics management and employees,” said Commissioner Davenport. “I commend the Torey Plastics facility in Front Royal, Virginia, for embracing VPP’s cooperative spirit, and congratulate them on their hard-earned recertification as a Virginia Star Worksite.”

Toray Plastics (USA), Inc., its commitment to providing a safe and healthy workplace for its employees is demonstrated by its very low injury and illness rates. The Front Royal facility’s overall three-year average for TCIR (total case incidence rate for injuries and illnesses) is 0.64, compared to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) national rate of 3.0 for the industry, representing a TCIR rate of 79%. does. Below the national average for the industry.

As part of the recognition for achieving star status under the VPP, the workplace VPP is entitled to hoist the “Star Worksite” flag. VPP includes two levels of participation, Merit and Star, with Star being the highest. Similar voluntary protection programs are organized in other states across the country.

The process of achieving star status is extensive to ensure that only the very best of shows qualify. Since the establishment of Virginia’s VPP in 1996, only 72 STAR workplaces have been recognized, and only 35 Virginia companies currently retain the STAR/MERIT designation. Toray Plastics (USA), Inc. has set a benchmark of excellence that is second to none.

In the Virginia VPP, the VOSH program, a cooperative relationship between employer and employees is created that includes the agreement of company leaders to operate exceptional safety and health management systems that meet a rigorous set of occupational safety and health criteria. Employers agree to voluntarily participate in the Program and directly involve employees in all aspects of the Company’s safety and health management systems. Requirements include a comprehensive application process, submission of written safety and health policies and procedures, demonstration of successful implementation of programs through injury and illness rates that are below the national average for the employer’s industry, and a requirement of VPPs. Includes an intensive week-long inspection by the team. specialist.

Businesses that participate in VPP significantly improve safety and health protection for thousands of Virginia employees through cooperative efforts to reduce injuries, illnesses, and fatal accidents. VPP STAR sites routinely report dramatically lower injury and illness rates (averaging more than 50% above the relevant industry average), and reduced bottom line costs associated with improved productivity, and employee morale.

Reducing private sector employer costs associated with injuries, illnesses and fatal accidents increases a company’s economic viability and competitiveness, and increases the capital available for reinvestment, expansion and new recruits.

DOLI operates six accreditation programs. This includes:

The Virginia Star VOSH Program is a cooperative relationship between employers and employees that involves the agreement of company leaders to operate exceptional safety and health management systems that meet a rigorous set of occupational safety and health criteria. Participating employers agree to participate voluntarily in the program and directly involve employees in all aspects of the Company’s safety and health management systems. Requirements include a comprehensive application process, submission of written safety and health policies and procedures, demonstration of successful implementation of programs through injury and illness rates that are below the national average for the employer’s industry, and a requirement of VPPs. Includes an intensive week-long inspection by the team. specialist.

– Virginia BEST (Building Excellence in Safety, Health and Training) is a strategic partnership between DOLI and the Associated General Contractors of Virginia (AGCVA) that recognizes AGCVA members who volunteer to benefit construction workers and reduce excessive Implement effective safety and health management systems. Or end injuries, diseases and deaths at construction sites in Virginia.

Virginia Build is a new strategic partnership between DOLI and the Associated Builders and Contractors of Virginia (ABCVA) and is designed to encourage and recognize ABC-VA members who work to benefit construction workers and reduce or reduce To voluntarily implement highly effective safety and health management systems. Eliminating injuries, diseases and deaths at construction sites in Virginia. The Virginia Made program includes the ABC STEP program (Safety Training Assessment Process) as a gateway to participation in the Virginia Made.

The Virginia Challenge is a formal three-stage accreditation program that dramatically improves safety and health at the workplace and prepares companies to apply for Virginia Star accreditation.

– VOSH-VADOC CHALLENGE is a strategic partnership between DOLI and the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC), which recognizes safety and health excellence in correctional facilities around the Commonwealth. Phase three of participation in the VADOC Challenge prepares a site for applying for Virginia Star accreditation. Virginia has only two correctional facilities in the country that have VPP star status, Augusta and the Lunenburg Correctional Center. Additional information can be obtained by contacting your nearest DOLI office at www.doli.virginia.gov or by contacting Milford Stern, VPP Manager, (540) 562-3580, Extn. 123, or [email protected]

The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (Sharp) accredits businesses with 250 or fewer employees and is administered by the DOLI Advisory Services Division. Contact Tracy Michaud, Counseling Program Manager, at (804) 786-8707 or [email protected]

DOLI also provides free on-site counseling services to help employers better understand and volunteer to comply with VOSH standards. Priority is given to high-risk workplaces with 250 or less employees and all services are provided at no cost to employers. Identify and correct potential safety and health hazards by conducting on-site consultation services, walk-through surveys (without citations or penalties), mitigation advice, on-site training, and program support to develop safety and health programs helps employers to

Additional information about on-site counseling services is obtained by contacting your nearest DOLI office at https://www.doli.virginia.gov/about/doli-offices-statewide/ or by contacting Tracy Michaud, Counseling Program Manager May go. at (804) 786-8707, or [email protected]

The Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program is funded by a grant from the US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), under 23(g) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The FFY21 Virginia State Plan is funded by a grant of $4,332,400 federal funds, which is 50% of the state plan budget excluding any state overmatch funds. Zero percent, or $0.00 of the state plan budget, is financed through nongovernmental sources.

The Virginia On-Site Consultation Cooperative Agreement Program is funded by a grant from the US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) pursuant to 21(d) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The FFY21 Virginia Counseling Program is funded by a grant of $1,189,200 federal funds, which is 90% of the Virginia Counseling Program budget, excluding any state overmatch funds. Zero percent of Virginia Consulting budget, or $0.00, is funded through non-governmental sources.

News source: Virginia Department of Labor and Industry

Torrey Plastics in Front Royal, Virginia, received its fourth ‘Star’ designation as part of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Voluntary Preservation Program. conservation program