Invista's Athens site has once again earned the highest designation under the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP)—Star status.

INVISTA, which was first certified in 2012, is one of only three VPP Star sites in Athens, Ga. 

“This designation represents our employees’ on-going dedication to safety, and we congratulate them on this achievement,” said Shauna Devereux, Invista Athens site manager. “Every day, we strive for 10,000% compliance, which means 100% of our employees comply with safety requirements and regulations 100% of the time. We’re proud this hard work and diligence is recognized by the VPP STAR facility recertification.”

OSHA awarded the VPP Star recertification to the Athens site after a thorough third-party audit of the site’s safety and health programs, operations performance and safety record. 

“Invista has been recertified as a VPP site as a result of making safety its top priority,” said William Fulcher, area director for the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA’s Atlanta-East Area office. “This site has an injury [total recordable] rate 39% lower than the average plant that does the same thing. As a result of strong management leadership and employee involvement, the facility continues to protect workers and provide a good place to work.”

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