ITW-Dynatec Receives Volunteer STAR Award

Monday, August 18, 2014 | 12:56pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced that ITW-Dynatec located in Hendersonville was chosen to receive the Volunteer STAR (Safety Through Accountability and Recognition) award.

"ITW-Dynatec has met the evaluation standards required to receive this award by proving their ability to uphold an excellent safety record," said TOSHA Administrator Steve Hawkins, who presented the Volunteer STAR award today at the company’s facility located at 31 Volunteer Drive in Hendersonville. “It is evident ITW-Dynatec is extremely dedicated to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.”                                                           

The Volunteer STAR award is the state’s highest honor for workplace safety and health and a nationally recognized program. The Volunteer STAR is patterned after the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) and recognizes the best of the best in the area of safety and health programming and performance.

 “ITW Dynatec is committed to a safe workplace,” said Judson Broome, ITW-Dynatec Global Director of Operations. “We take this commitment so seriously that every employee has a role in our safety program and each employee performs their daily job with the knowledge that we’re all working toward a safe environment.  All of us at ITW-Dynatec are excited to receive our third Volunteer Star Safety Award.  It’s truly a team effort. ”

ITW-Dynatec’s Hendersonville facility has 113 employees engaged in design, manufacturing, and sales of a full range of cold- and hot-melt adhesive application equipment for the nonwovens, converting, product assembly, and packaging industries worldwide. This is the site’s third time to receive the Volunteer STAR award. There are currently 40 Volunteer STAR sites in Tennessee.

A certificate of recognition is awarded to the STAR recipient, as is a flag that can be flown at the site. The company is also permitted to use the Volunteer STAR logo on its correspondence and company documents.

The standard for participation in the STAR program is the confirmation of a company’s safety and health program, which helps reduce accidents and injuries. The program also allows employers to be removed from programmed compliance inspection lists for a period of three years.

For more information on the Volunteer STAR award program and other TOSHA award programs contact the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration at (800) 325-9901.


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