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Hendrickson Bumper and Trim Recommended for VPP Star Status

Release date: 4/1/2011

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:

Mark Slingluff
(330) 489-0050

CREST HILL, Ill – Recently Hendrickson’s Bumper and Trim facility was recognized as a Star site, the highest recognition within the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

OSHA’s team performed a comprehensive audit of the facility in June 2010, including a thorough review of the facilities management leadership practices, employee involvement, work site analysis, hazard and prevention control and safety and health training.

Noteworthy findings include:

  • Excellent Housekeeping
  • Active Employee Involvement
  • Comprehensive Wellness program
  • Engineering controls exceeding OSHA requirements
  • Utilization of a comprehensive software program designed to track and evaluate accidents, near misses, recordable incidents and training.

Entrance into VPP has placed Hendrickson Bumper and Trim into an elite group of organizations that provide exemplary occupational safety and health protection. Hendrickson Bumper and Trim is the first facility in the nation to be approved into this program with an NAICS code of 336370.

This achievement is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of every employee at the facility. A formal presentation ceremony is planned for May 13th where OSHA’s Regional Director and members of OSHA’s audit team will present the VPP plaque to Hendrickson.

More about the Voluntary Protection Program:

The OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) is an effective safety and health management program that recognizes and promotes the efforts of employers and employees who have achieved outstanding safety and health performance. In the OSHA VPP, management, labor and OSHA establish a partnership that results in a comprehensive and effective safety and health management system in each participating workplace. As of 2/28/11, only 2,441 sites within the United States have achieved VPP recognition. For more information about the program, please visit OSHA’s website-

Hendrickson, a Boler company, is a premier, global manufacturer and supplier of truck, tractor, bus and recreational vehicle suspensions and heavy-duty springs; trailer suspensions, controls and non-integrated axles; truck and trailer lift axles, and bumpers and trim components to the commercial transportation industry. Hendrickson, based in Itasca, Ill., USA, continues to meet the needs of the transportation industry after more than 95 years. Visit the Hendrickson Web site at