Kimball’s Salem Plant Earns VPP Star Status Recertification by OSHA

From Kimball International 

JASPER -- Kimball’s manufacturing plant in Salem, IN, has been recommended for a three-year recertification to Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

Created in 1982, OSHA's VPP certification signifies the implementation of effective health and safety management systems and is attained only after an organization undergoes a rigorous onsite evaluation conducted by a team of health and safety professionals. 

The Star Status designation is the highest certification level granted by OSHA and is given to companies with exemplary safety and health management systems that have achieved injury and illness rates at or below the national average of their respective industries. This important recertification, and renewed accomplishment, is a direct result of our employees' continued commitment to operational excellence. 

Of the many milestones that Kimball achieves, those involving safety are our most important and we remain exceedingly proud of the accomplishments of our employees. 

“I would like to thank the Safety Department, Carrie LaBolle, EHS Manager; Steve Sanders, Safety Coordinator; and Joshawa Sander, Safety Coordinator, along with the entire Salem Team for their hard work and dedication to making safety a priority and achieving VPP recertification,” said Dave Campbell, Director of Operations at Kimball, Salem. 

The VPP recertification is a lengthy process. As part of the evaluation, extensive interviews are conducted directly with employees as an important barometer of a company's overall safety and health program. 

We are particularly proud that representatives from the recertification team expressed admiration for the knowledge, dedication and commitment of our employees.