October 11, 2012

Northrup Grumman facility wins

Northrup Grumman facility wins
Northrop Grumman Corporation’s, manufacturing center in New Town has earned a coveted U.S. Department of Labor designation honoring the facility’s exemplary health and safety practices and record.
In a ceremony at the facility, dignitaries representing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognized Northrop Grumman’s participation in the Merit Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), placing the site among an elite group of organizations providing exemplary occupational safety and health protection and serving as models for others.
The New Town facility employs more than 120 workers, about 30 percent of whom are Native Americans. They assemble wiring and cables that control systems on aircraft produced by Northrup Grummon. These include the B-2 Stealth Bomber, FA-18 Super Hornet, FireScout Unmanned Helicopter, and the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft, among others.
“Northrop Grumman’s qualification for OSHA’s premier recognition program is a testament to the efforts you and your employees have made to develop and implement VPP quality safety and health management program,” said David Michaels, assistant secretary for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, in notifying the company of the honor. “OSHA has learned that this approach to worker protection can save lives, reduce injuries and illnesses, and promote cooperation and communication in the workplace.”
OSHA’s voluntary protection programs recognize employers and workers in private industry and federal agencies who have implemented effective safety and health management systems, and maintain injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries.

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