January 10, 2011
Hypertherm has been selected as a STAR worksite by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).
The program recognizes organizations that have outstanding safety and health practices. Organizations must maintain injury and illness rates that are significantly below U.S. government averages for their industry. For 2010 Hypertherm's rate was less than one incident per 100 full-time associates, compared with an industry average of nearly eight incidents per 100 workers.
In addition, organizations have to demonstrate a disciplined system of hazard prevention and control, training programs, and worker involvement. The selection process includes a five-day on-site evaluation by five safety and health professionals.
Hypertherm designs and manufactures metal cutting systems for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair.