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Fargo glass company earns ‘Star’ level designation for exemplary workplace safety, health programs

WHO:                        Cardinal IG, Fargo, North Dakota                                           

WHAT:                      Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program

Star Level Designation

BACKGROUND: The company earned recognition for their initiative-taking safety and health programs leading to designation as Star Level VPP sites. ­The Fargo company – employing about 354 workers – is a division of Cardinal Glass Industries in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

OSHA initially approved the facility as a VPP site in February 2017. Cardinal IG in Fargo was the first site within the company to achieve OSHA VPP. The organization now has 10 sites in the program.

“The site maintains excellent housekeeping practices to promote workplace safety and also has a very comprehensive health and wellness program,” said OSHA Regional Administrator Jennifer S. Rous in Denver. “Star Level designation in the Voluntary Protection Program is the highest safety achievement a company can earn from OSHA. Cardinal’s commitment to employee safety and health is very evident at all levels of this workplace.”

Cardinal IG is North America’s leading manufacturer of glass products for the residential window and door industry.

OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs recognize and promote effective worksite-based safety and health management systems. In the VPP, management, labor, and OSHA establish cooperative relationships at workplaces that have implemented comprehensive safety and health management systems. Approval into VPP is OSHA’s official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have created exemplary worksite safety and health management systems. 

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