Clean Harbors' TSDF Earns VPP Certificate

Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc., a provider of environmental and hazardous waste management services, has received Maryland's Occupational Safety and Health Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) certification at the Star level for its Baltimore Treatment, Storage & Disposal Facility.

VPP is a comprehensive health and safety process defined by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and administered by the states, which requires employee involvement, management support, and cooperation with regulators. Recipients demonstrate a strong management and employee safety culture that ensures a safe and healthful workplace environment, with occupational injury and illness incidence rates below state and national averages for companies within the same industry classification.

Philip G. Retallick, senior vice president - Compliance & Regulatory Affairs at the company, said, "Baltimore represents another benchmark in Clean Harbors' quest to qualify for VPP certification wherever we do business. It is a wonderful honor to be recognized. We now enter the second phase—maintaining our outstanding health and safety performance as we go forward."

Baltimore is the sixth company site to achieve VPP Star status, with an additional 10 sites currently moving through the certification program. The company is also working toward becoming a VPP Corporate-certified company.

The company, headquartered in Norwell, Mass., serves more than 47,000 customers, including more than 325 Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities, and numerous federal, state, and local governmental agencies. Clean Harbors' Technical Services provides hazardous material management and disposal services including hazardous and non-hazardous waste recycling, treatment and disposal, CleanPack® laboratory chemical packing, and household hazardous waste management services.