MA Pfizer Worksite Gets "Star" Status Renewed by OSHA

MA Pfizer Worksite Gets "Star" Status Renewed by OSHA

OSHA recertified the location for its work in health and safety.

A Massachusetts-based Pfizer worksite has been designated a “star level” status once again.

According to a press release, OSHA renewed the status of the Pfizer worksite in Andover, Massachusetts, after an evaluation in October 2021. Since 2007, Pfizer Andover has been recognized for their work in health and safety.

The “star” status is under OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), the highest level of health and safety recognition. To be considered for the program, employers apply and must “undergo a rigorous onsite evaluation by a team of safety and health professionals,” per VPP’s website.

“The level of workplace safety and health maintained by Pfizer Andover over the years is a truly commendable achievement,” said OSHA Regional Administrator Galen Blanton in Boston in a press release. “The site’s management leadership and employee engagement to eliminate hazards and improve work activities at Pfizer Andover is exceptional. This includes participation in the site’s several safety and health committees and teams covering contractor, laboratory, electrical, hazardous energy control and fall safety.”

Per the release, this location “played a key role” in Pfizer’s response to COVID-19.

About the Author

Alex Saurman is the Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety.

Download Center

  • Safety Metrics Guide

    Is your company leveraging its safety data and analytics to maintain a safe workplace? With so much data available, where do you start? This downloadable guide will give you insight on helpful key performance indicators (KPIs) you should track for your safety program.

  • Job Hazard Analysis Guide

    This guide includes details on how to conduct a thorough Job Hazard Analysis, and it's based directly on an OSHA publication for conducting JHAs. Learn how to identify potential hazards associated with each task of a job and set controls to mitigate hazard risks.

  • A Guide to Practicing “New Safety”

    Learn from safety professionals from around the world as they share their perspectives on various “new views” of safety, including Safety Differently, Safety-II, No Safety, Human and Organizational Performance (HOP), Resilience Engineering, and more in this helpful guide.

  • Lone Worker Safety Guide

    As organizations digitalize and remote operations become more commonplace, the number of lone workers is on the rise. These employees are at increased risk for unaddressed workplace accidents or emergencies. This guide was created to help employers better understand common lone worker risks and solutions for lone worker risk mitigation and incident prevention.

  • EHS Software Buyer's Guide

    Learn the keys to staying organized, staying sharp, and staying one step ahead on all things safety. This buyer’s guide is designed for you to use in your search for the safety management solution that best suits your company’s needs.

  • Vector Solutions

Featured Whitepaper

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - July August 2022

    July / August 2022


      Specific PPE is Needed for Entry and Exit
      Three Quick Steps to Better HazCom Training
      Building a Chemical Emergency Toolkit
      The Last Line of Defense
    View This Issue