OxyChem has been a longstanding and dedicated participant in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), which recognize worksites in the United States that implement comprehensive health and safety programs beyond regulatory requirements, actively involve employees in safety, and demonstrate sustained safety performance. In practice, VPP sets performance-based criteria for health and safety management systems and assesses facilities against these criteria. OSHA's verification includes an application review and a rigorous onsite evaluation by a team of OSHA safety and health experts.
OSHA's Star recognition is granted to worksites and employers that demonstrate exemplary achievement in the prevention and control of occupational safety and health hazards and continuous improvement of their health and safety management system. A worksite must have comprehensive safety and health programs and an Injury and Illness Incidence Rate (IIR) and Days Away, Restricted and Transfer (DART) Rate below the industry's national average. OSHA also expects work sites to have active employee committees that ensure the facility meets or exceeds regulatory requirements. OxyChem's consistent performance demonstrates that employee involvement sustains high levels of safety performance, which is the primary goal of pursuing the OSHA Star designation.
OxyChem OSHA VPP Sites
Eighteen OxyChem facilities, including the headquarters in Dallas, have achieved Star Status under OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program as among the safest work sites in the U.S.