OSHA Recognizes Third ProVia Plant

May 9, 2011
Noteworthy

The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration has recognized ProVia Door's glass fabrication facility as a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star.  Located in Baltic, Ohio, it is the third ProVia plant to earn the OSHA safety award, and the first of 917 companies in its category to be awarded VPP status, according to the company. 

"In my 21 years with OSHA, I have worked with many companies and ProVia's employee participation at all levels of the business to ensure workplace safety is one of the best I've ever seen," says Deborah J. Zubaty, area director for the government agency. "A glass plant is an inherently dangerous place to work and the company has done an excellent job preventing injuries and creating a safe place for employees to work every day."

ProVia is one of 107 companies in Ohio to receive the VPP award, which recognizes companies and employees that create a safe and healthy work environment. In 2007, ProVia's Walnut Creek, Ohio, facility was the first metal window and door manufacturer nationally to receive the VPP award. Its Sugarcreek, Ohio, location earned the award in 2010.  The company also plans to earn the same recognition for its more recently-acquired plants for Heartland Siding in Booneville, Miss., and Heritage Stone in Zanesville, Ohio, officials note.

"It has always been our commitment at ProVia to do all we can to ensure that men and women return to their families at the end of the day better than when they left in the morning. This includes being healthy and uninjured," notes Brian Miller, president of the door and window manufacturing company. "This passion for safety is what's brought us to the point of having all of our ProVia Door facilities qualifying for the VPP Star Status with OSHA."