402nd Software Maintenance Group recertified a Star Site

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  • By Jenny Gordon
  • Robins Public Affairs
The 402nd Software Maintenance Group at Robins has been recertified an Occupational Safety and Health Administration Star Site.

A Star Site is the highest level of Voluntary Protection Program recognition awarded by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Initially, the group received Star Site recognition in November 2009, following a June 2009 visit by an OSHA auditing team. During that time, the team spent three days touring eight separate facilities, reviewing hundreds of records, and interviewing employees.

The 402nd SMXG became the first government organization at Robins to be named a Star Site by OSHA. OSHA reassesses its VPP Star Sites to ensure they continue to satisfy the rigorous criteria and high standards it has established. This is accomplished every three years, and this was the first three-year reassessment, according to Chris Moore, 402nd SMXG deputy director.

The latest OSHA visit was Aug. 13 through 16.

"The success of our Voluntary Protection Program is without question attributed to our workforce and their commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," said Moore. "As well as on the job, our folks place equal emphasis on safety and health at home and in their personal lives. We look forward to continuing to improve our program and working with our sister organizations to make the entire complex is a VPP Star Site."