STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies is pleased to announce that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has accepted its Libertyville South, Illinois operations into the agency’s prestigious Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Program at the Star Level.

The highest award offered by the VPP, the Star Award is reserved for participants that consistently exceed OSHA standards, thereby making them models for their industry. There are approximately six million worksites in the United States under OSHA jurisdiction, and approximately 1,700 of those sites are certified in the VPP.

VPP participant sites experience 50 percent fewer lost workday injuries than would be expected of a similar facility with an “average” safety program and recognize participants for their dedication to safety excellence.

The Libertyville South location will remain OSHA Star certified for three years. At the end of the three-year period, STERIS must submit annual self-evaluations of the program and apply for recertification.

This is an outstanding distinction for STERIS and the Libertyville South location. Safety Excellence is a core value of STERIS and, through this award, the Libertyville South facility and its employees will join the other STERIS members of the VPP Family to serve as a model for our global operations.

The Libertyville South operation is the 11th STERIS facility to receive the VPP Star status.