Cardinal IG in Fargo, N.D., was recognized recently by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) voluntary protection program (VPP) for its safety and health programs.
The plant, which employs around 354 workers and is a division of Cardinal Glass Industries in Eden Prairie, Minn., was recommended by OSHA for continued inclusion as a star site participant in the VPP, says Cardinal IG Fargo plant manager Mike Arntson.
Arntson says that his plant was the first out of 13 Cardinal IG plants to be named a VPP star worksite. As of now, 10 of the 13 Cardinal IG plants have been named VPP star worksites, according to OSHA.
“I can’t express how proud I am of our team for realizing this significant achievement,” says Arntson. “There remain only eleven overall sites in North Dakota at the Star level of certification, which ranks the Fargo plant’s safety program in the top 1% of manufacturers in North Dakota. Even more impressive, just 0.02% of eligible sites in the U.S. currently carry any OSHA VPP certification, much less the highest level, star.”