Sunshine state safety

Dania Beach, FL Post Office employees.

Safely working as a team has earned Dania Beach, FL, Post Office employees some well-deserved recognition.

The worksite recently earned Voluntary Protection Pro­grams (VPP) status from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

To obtain VPP status, management, union officials and employees must work together to exceed OSHA’s tough safety standards. Then the worksite must pass a rigorous onsite evaluation.

Since VPP began, postal worksites entering the pro­gram have reduced injury and illness rates between 50 to 70 percent.