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The OSHA Star is North Carolina’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) that recognizes employers and workers in private industry who have implemented effective safety and health management systems.

The implemented systems encompass management, labor and OSHA working together to proactively prevent fatalities, injuries and illness in the work place. To receive OSHA Star designation, a facility undergoes a rigorous onsite evaluation by a team of safety and health professionals.  Re-evaluations occur every 3 to 5 years, but participants are exempt from OSHA program inspections while they maintain their Star status.

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What are the benefits of being a Star Worksite?

  • Improved employee motivation to work safely, leading to better quality and productivity
  • Reduced worker’s compensation and possibly insurance costs.
  • Improved Safety and health management systems and performance.
  • Reduction of lost workdays due to injuries, generally by 60-80% fewer
  • Community recognition
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OSHA Star Voluntary Protection Program