Prudential Overall Supply Receives VPP STAR Site Recognition for its Phoenix, Arizona Location
IRVINE, CA – October 14, 2021
The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Department presented Prudential Overall Supply with its VPP Designation on October 8, 2021. The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) Consultation Department presented Prudential Overall Supply, with its “STAR Site” designation through the Voluntary Protection Program, “VPP.” Companies and jobsites that are awarded the STAR designation demonstrate exemplary and comprehensive safety and health management systems.
ADOSH held a VPP Ceremony at Prudential’s Phoenix, AZ plant where the location was recertified as a STAR site and presented with a VPP plaque and flag. Dale Schultz, Industrial Commission of Arizona Chairman, had this to say regarding the significance of achieving VPP status and its importance to the State of Arizona:
“Maintaining VPP isn’t easy, and that’s on purpose. At the Industrial Commission of Arizona, we want to make sure that those who achieve VPP, and maintain it, are really all in on workplace safety. This means changing what it means to have a safe workplace and changing the culture surrounding workplace safety. By investing the time and energy Prudential Overall Supply has into maintaining their VPP status, they are showing Arizona, their customers, and most importantly their workforce that their employees are their most important resource and they’re willing to go above and beyond to protect them.”
VPP is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) highest program of recognition across the United States. It recognizes employers and workers in private and federal workplaces who have exemplified effective safety and health management systems. On average a VPP Star worksite has a Days Away Restricted or Transferred (DART) case rate of 50% below the average for its industry.
To qualify for VPP status, employers must apply to OSHA, have at least three consecutive years of incident rates below industry average and undergo an onsite evaluation by a team of safety and health professionals. VPP participants and sites earning the “STAR Site” designation is re-evaluated every three to five years to remain in the program. VPP participants are exempt from OSHA programmed inspections while they maintain their VPP status.
Currently, only 64 Arizona companies out of more than 176,000 are VPP “Stars.”
Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) operates under an approved state plan with the U.S. Department of Labor to retain jurisdiction over occupational safety and health issues within Arizona, excluding mining operations, Indian Reservations, and federal employees. This jurisdiction encompasses approximately 3.6 million employees and over 176,000 public and private establishments.
About Prudential Overall Supply
Family owned and operated since 1932, Prudential Overall Supply is dedicated to enhancing our customers’ image at the best dollar value. By providing premium quality work wear and safety uniforms, career apparel and casual wear, Prudential can outfit entire organizations. This certified Clean Green, on-time, weekly service also addresses facility image and safety requirements by offering floor mats, wiping towels and facility products throughout the United States.