Frito-Lay wins OSHA safety award

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Gazette Staff
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
— The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recertified Beloit-based Frito-Lay as a “star” site in its Voluntary Protection Program.

“Frito-Lay has sustained an excellent record in workplace safety and health,” said Kimberly Stille, director of OSHA’s area office in Madison. “The company’s outstanding efforts include management commitment and continuous improvement of its safety and health programs, as well as exceptional employee involvement in those programs.”

The Frito-Lay plant in Beloit last year manufactured 48 million cases of snack foods, while its delivery drivers safely drove approximately 8.5 million miles. The facility initially was recognized as a Voluntary Protection Program site at the star level in March 1997.

More than 750 people are employed at the Beloit plant, with 120 of them working in the traffic division.

OSHA’s star designation is the highest level of recognition that an employer can achieve in the Voluntary Protection Program.

Last updated: 11:18 am Thursday, December 13, 2012

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