Date: May 15, 2006
Source: PR Newswire
Prestigious 'STAR' Designation for Outstanding Safety Practices
Covanta Delaware Valley, a renewable energy power plant located in Chester, Pennsylvania fueled by municipal solid waste will be honored by the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with its "STAR" designation. The "STAR" recognition is OSHA's highest honor given to power generating facilities with outstanding health and safety practices. The Delaware Valley waste-to-energy (WTE) plant is operated by Covanta Energy Corporation.
Covanta Delaware Valley's designation as a "STAR" facility is an honor given to less than 0.02 percent of 7 million US workplaces and comes following participation in the agency's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) requiring adherence to the highest health and safety protocols in the industry. The facility launched participation in the VPP program in 2003 and was notified of OSHA's decision to be granted STAR status in September of 2005.
"Achieving VPP STAR recognition means that Covanta Delaware Valley has achieved the very highest standards in employee and workplace safety", said Tony Orlando, President and CEO of Covanta Energy. "And it also means that our Covanta Delaware Valley employees have gone far beyond the norms of good practices and have moved into the realm of true excellence, setting a standard for the rest of the industry to follow."
Covanta's Delaware Valley facility is the tenth facility within Covanta's network of WTE facilities to achieve VPP STAR recognition.
The WTE facility is operated by Covanta Delaware Valley, L.P., a subsidiary of Covanta Energy Corporation, and serves as an integral component of Delaware County's solid waste management program, providing environmentally sound waste disposal services to communities in and around Delaware County while generating up to 80 megawatts of clean renewable electricity every day.
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Covanta Delaware Valley