Honeywell Fluorine Products in Claymont, Del. recently received a visit from OSHA – but not for having an unsafe workplace.

The company’s management and employees received a Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) plaque and flag from Regional Administrator Richard Mendelson, in recognition of its safety achievements.

Honeywell Fluorine Products earned a VPP “Star” designation for its commitment to workplace safety and health – efforts that have lowered its injury and illness rate to less than one percent. That, says OSHA, is “significantly low” for a facility that processes numerous hazardous chemicals.

Honeywell Fluorine Products offers high energy efficiency, low global warming potential (LGWP) blowing agents used in the production of high performing polyurethane foams found in appliances, insulated metal panels, and closed cell spray foam insulation. The company is a unit of Honeywell Performance Material Technologies, a division of Honeywell International Business Unit of Honeywell

Through its VPP program, OSHA works with management and labor to prevent fatalities, injuries and illnesses through the establishment of a safety and health programs.

Honeywell initiated several programs to reduce or eliminate workplace hazards, such as involving contractors in all processes, trainings, and safety decisions on the site.

VPP participants achieve Star recognition when they maintain injury and illness rates at or below the national average of their respective industries. Visit OSHA's website to learn more about VPP.