A Marine Corps Air Facility (MCAF) in Quantico, Va. has been recognized for its achievements in workplace safety and health.

OSHA Regional Director Richard Mendelson presented MCAF Commanding Officer Lt. Colonel Daniel Murphy with a plaque and flag signifying the facility’s Star Status in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs.(Pictured above.)

VPP recognizes employers and workers in the private sector and federal agencies who have implemented effective safety and health programs, and maintain injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries.

Some of the innovations implemented by MCAF installation safety manager and VPP site coordinator Michael Hancock include a Command Safety Awards Program, Annual Risk Mitigation Plan, and a smartphone app that allows users to conduct self-inspections and report hazards.