Gray County Wind Facility Earns OSHA VPP Star Status


FPL Energy LLC, a subsidiary of FPL Group Inc., has announced that its 112 MW Gray County Wind Energy Center in Kansas has earned the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Star – the highest recognition for workplace safety and health from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

‘This is a major accomplishment for our company and reflects the commitment of our employees to an injury-free workplace,’ says Manny Sanchez, vice president of wind operations at FPL Energy.

VPP Star status is the highest VPP designation awarded by OSHA and is reserved for an exceptional group of work sites that design exemplary safety and health programs and have achieved injury and illness rates below the national average for their respective industries. In addition, Star participants commit to a process of continuous safety improvements that will lead to an even safer work environment.

FPL Energy's Gray County Wind Energy Center, which began commercial operation in 2001, comprises 170 wind turbines.


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