Participant:   Molson Coors

Address:         Rocky Mountain Metal Container End Plant

                        Golden, Colorado

 Description: The beverage container manufacturer maintains excellent housekeeping practices to promote workplace safety. Powered industrial truck operator training includes safety training for pedestrians working around forklifts. The site also uses innovative technology to ensure that only trained and authorized employees operate various equipment throughout the facility. Machinery will not operate without valid employee identification.

 Background: The Voluntary Protection Programs recognize employers and workers in private industry and federal agencies that have implemented effective safety and health management systems. The employers maintain injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries. In the VPP, management and OSHA work cooperatively and proactively to prevent fatalities, injuries and illnesses through a system focused on hazard prevention and control, worksite analysis, training, management commitment and worker involvement.

To participate, employers must apply to OSHA for consideration, and undergo a rigorous on-site evaluation by a team of safety and health professionals. Learn more about the VPP.

Duration: Initially approved in December 2006, Molson Coors’ Rocky Mountain Metal Container End Plant location has maintained VPP certification for more than 15 years

“Entering into OSHA’s Voluntary Protections Program is a noteworthy achievement and maintaining a VPP Star site for more than a decade and a half is a tremendous achievement,” said OSHA Regional Administrator Jennifer Rous in Denver. OSHA and its safety and health professionals greatly appreciates Molson Coors’ sincere commitment to worker safety and health from all levels of its organization.”

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