DUNMORE's Bristol, PA Facility Receives OSHA's VPP Star Certification

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DUNMORE Corporation celebrates receiving the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Certification for its Bristol PA film manufacturing facility, demonstrating its commitment to health and safety in the workplace.

VPP Star Certification cermony at DUNMORE's Bristol PA film manufacturing facility

“We feel it is critical to get everyone at DUNMORE actively involved in safety at the workplace,” commented Brian Malnati, Environmental, Health & Safety Manager at DUNMORE Corporation

DUNMORE Corporation received the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star certification for superior workplace safety earlier this year. There are less than 2000 VPP Star certified sites in the United States equating to less than one percent of worksites in the country. DUNMORE celebrated the achievement during a small ceremony on April 20, 2010 at DUNMORE’s headquarters and film contract manufacturing location in Bristol, PA. The company has been continuously improving its Safety and Health programs during its entire 40 year history. This achievement marks the latest milestone in the continuing effort to ensure that DUNMORE produces top performing products with safety as the first consideration.

OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) promotes effective worksite safety and health. In the VPP, management, labor, and OSHA establish cooperative relationships at workplaces that have implemented a comprehensive safety and health management system. VPP Star certification indicates that DUNMORE’s Bristol PA facility meets or exceeds VPP criteria for safety and health programs.

“We feel it is critical to get everyone at DUNMORE actively involved in safety at the workplace,” commented Brian Malnati, Environmental, Health & Safety Manager at DUNMORE Corporation. Joe Helms, a long term manufacturing team member who has recently assumed the chairmanship of the company’s VPP Steering Committee, said “The organization fully embraces the safety-focused culture that VPP requires. DUNMORE’s VPP Star status doesn’t end in a celebration but begins with one.”

“DUNMORE has pursued this certification to enhance the framework to drive future improvement in our already strong Health and Safety systems,” said Tom Rimel, Vice-President, Operations & Development at DUNMORE Corporation. “Safety and associate well-being is a core value of the company, and we believe that no activity of our business is as important as associate safety.”

DUNMORE has already begun work to seek this certification for its Brewster, NY facility in the upcoming year.

About DUNMORE

DUNMORE Corporation is one of the world’s top engineered and laminated film companies. DUNMORE produces coated film, metallized film and laminating film substrates for the photovoltaic, graphic arts, packaging, aerospace, insulation, surfacing and fashion industries. DUNMORE offers film conversion services such as coating, metallizing and laminating along with contract film manufacturing. DUNMORE is privately held and ISO 9001-2000 registered. For complete information on DUNMORE’s products, services and industries served, please visit DUNMORE’s website http://www.dummore.com/ .

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