IMT RECEIVES VOLUNTARY PROTECTION PROGRAMS STAR CERTIFICATION FROM IOWA OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATIONOctober 14, 2022
GARNER, Iowa (October 12, 2022) – Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company (NYSE:OSK), announced today it has been awarded Voluntary Protection Programs Star certification by the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA). IMT is one of only 38 worksites in Iowa to have received this prestigious certification.
Created in 1982, the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) promote exceptional worksite-based safety and health. The VPP Star certification recognizes employers and employees who demonstrate exemplary achievement in the prevention and control of occupational safety and health hazards. This elite milestone is accomplished by only 0.02% of all U.S. companies and celebrates the development, implementation and continuous improvement of an organization’s safety and health management systems.
“At IMT, we put our people first, and ensuring team member safety and well-being is our top priority,” said Amy Brownlee, Vice President and General Manager of IMT. “As an employer in the north Iowa community, we’re committed to a culture of safety and fostering a work environment that is safe, clean, engaging and full of opportunities for growth and innovation.”
Companies that achieve VPP status demonstrate the power of management, employees and OSHA working cooperatively and proactively to prevent fatalities, injuries and illnesses. VPP Star recipients have systems that emphasize hazard prevention and control, worksite analysis, training, management commitment and worker involvement with proven safety records at significantly lower rates of injury and other incidents than the average similar business.
“We have worked hard to implement best-in-class safety and health protocols across our many manufacturing facilities and are honored to have those efforts recognized with IMT’s VPP Star certification,” said Jason Havlik, Oshkosh Vice President of Safety and Facilities Management. “It takes all of us to create a work environment in which everyone feels safe and valued. This certification further reinforces how committed our team members are to making this possible.”
To participate in the VPP Star program, employers must submit an application to OSHA and undergo a rigorous on-site evaluation by a team of safety and health professionals. VPP participants are reevaluated every three to five years to remain in the program.
IMT recently held a flag-raising and plaque presentation ceremony to celebrate the receiving of its VPP Star certification. The company will recognize team members in a week-long celebration ending with an appreciation brunch for team members and their families to honor and thank them for the role they played in earning the certification.
For more information on IMT, visit www.imt.com. IMT is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/iowamoldtooling, Instagram at www.instagram.com/iowamoldtooling, Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/iowamoldtooling and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/iowamoldtooling.
Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, began in 1961 as a business providing new tread designs for recapping tires. The company has grown to become a leading manufacturer and supplier of service vehicles, cranes, hydraulic loaders and air compressors for tire, mining, construction, material handling and utility markets around the world. For more information, visit www.imt.com.
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At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs approximately 15,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common cause: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Pierce®, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, Oshkosh® Airport Products, London™ and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit oshkoshcorp.com.
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