Garden State adds VPP Star sites

Never before has New Jersey shined so bright. The Garden State had four postal facilities recently obtain the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protections Programs (VPP) Star status — OSHA’s highest safety recognition.

These are New Jersey’s first-ever Star worksites and each of the state’s districts benefited. The Northern New Jersey Performance Cluster (PC) earned two — the Newark VMF and the West Milford Post Office. Central New Jersey PC added the Monroe Township Post Office and the Southern New Jersey PC included the Cherry Hill Post Office — the state’s first overall Star worksite.

To reach this accomplishment, applicants must estab­lish comprehensive safety management systems, exceed OSHA’s voluntary safety and health standards and pass a rigorous onsite evaluation by an OSHA team.