Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced recently that it reached a company milestone in 2011 with zero Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injuries.
“Employee and customer safety is a top priority,” said Western Aircraft’s manager of Environmental Health and Safety Miguel Velasco. “We are focused on continuous improvement and training to develop a high-level sustaining safety program.”
According to OSHA, the national average DART (Days Away, Restrictions and Transfers) rate for 2011 is 1.8 and Western Aircraft documented a Dart rate of 0.0 for 2011.
Since 2006, Western Aircraft has been granted the OSHA Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award, for its exemplary safety and training program. SHARP recognizes employers with less than 250 employees who operate excellent safety and health management systems. It is one of the highest awards OSHA can give to a small company.