Waste Management’s Sunset Environmental Transfer Station in Irvine, Calif., has received Star Certification from the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA). The certification is part of the administration’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) and is the highest safety designation that Cal/OSHA offers.
“Waste Management’s achievement of the prestigious Cal/OSHA VPP Star Certification is an accomplishment that very few companies in California have attained. This is a testament to their dedication to employee safety,” said Iraj Pourmehraban, director of Cal/OSHA VPP Consultation Service, in a press release.
According to the release, the VPP program “is designed to recognize safety and health systems that effectively prevent and control occupational hazards. These systems go beyond ensuring that the minimal Cal/OSHA standards are met by providing the best feasible protection at that site.”