Hypertherm has been selected as a Star worksite by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program. Currently, less than 2,200 worksites across the country have the Star designation.
The program recognizes organizations that have outstanding safety and health
practices. Organizations must maintain injury and illness rates that are
significantly below U.S. government averages for their industry. For 2010,
Hypertherm’s rate is less than one incident per 100 full-time associates,
compared with an industry average of nearly eight incidents per 100 workers.
addition, organizations have to demonstrate a disciplined system of hazard
prevention and control, training programs, and worker involvement. The selection
process includes a five-day onsite evaluation by five safety and health
“This recognition is a testament to the hard
work and commitment to safety that all Hypertherm associates have made over the
last few years,” said Dick Couch, Hypertherm president and founder. “The safety
of all associates continues to remain a primary focus for Hypertherm and we
plan to continue our drive to make Hypertherm the safest workplace possible.”
Hypertherm joins OSHA safety group
December 23, 2010