General Electric Co., Fairfield, Conn., was recently admitted into OSHA’s VPP Corporate Pilot program, which streamlines the application and onsite evaluation processes for organizations that have made a commitment to the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).

“We congratulate General Electric on being accepted into the VPP Corporate Pilot,” said OSHA director Edwin G. Foulke Jr. “They have demonstrated excellence in safety and health management consistent with the high quality expected of VPP participants. We are pleased to recognize this accomplishment, and we applaud their willingness to continue working with us on promoting safer and healthier workplaces.”

The company was accepted after a complete review of its safety and health management system by a VPP corporate onsite team. OSHA’s program evaluation recognized the company’s PowerSuite business system as a particular area of excellence.