We are thrilled to share with you that our Wixom Wastewater Treatment Facility in Michigan has been awarded with the Michigan Voluntary Protection Program (MVPP) Star Award by Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA).
We received this award in recognition of our workplace safety and health excellence at the Wixom plant. Plant Manager Rick Bacon will accept the award on behalf of Wixom facility employees at a special ceremony today in Wixom. Last month, US EPA awarded our Westerly, RI plant for operational excellence.
We as a company are honored and proud to receive this award, as it is a direct reflection our commitment to our employees’ health and safety. The MVPP Star Award is given to companies that have an outstanding safety and health management system in place and have demonstrated achievement of the highest level in the Michigan Star Award program. Incident rates for both our Wixom Wastewater Treatment Plant and Water Distribution System have consistently been below the Michigan industry average since we started participating in the program.
Rob Nederhood of Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Deputy Director, said: “United Water’s Wixom Wastewater Treatment long-time commitment to workplace safety and health sends a strong message to other Michigan companies. They have created a corporate culture where workplace safety and health is consistently held as a top priority. Their record shows that a safe workplace provides the foundation for a productive workplace.”
Our CEO, Bertrand Camus, summed it up best: “Workplace safety is our number one priority at United Water and I am very proud of the importance our employees at the Wixom Project have placed on it. In our industry you can never be too careful, our employees are alert and exercise safe techniques in the workplace every day and we are pleased to join with the City of Wixom in this outstanding recognition.”
Here is a picture of the Wixom team with the award. Congratulations team!