NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 25, 2013) — North Carolina's Department of Labor has recognized Bridgestone Americas' Bandag retread plant in Oxford as a Carolina Star Worksite.
The honor is the state's highest in health and safety, awarded to organizations with exceptional safety and health systems, according to Bridgestone.
Kimberly Bostic, Carolina Star consultant with the state's Department of Labor, was scheduled to present Bridgestone leaders with a certificate during a ceremony at the Bridgestone Bandag Retread Plant in Oxford today.
The Carolina Star program is patterned after the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), Bridgestone said, which promotes and encourages effective worksite-based safety and health.
Nine Bridgestone Americas facilities have achieved OSHA's highest honor, including three of the company's tire manufacturing plants. The Nashville-based tire maker said it has the only tire facilities that have achieved OSHA VPP Star status.