TN: State acknowledges Valero’s sophistication for workplace safety record


Nashville, TN ( – – The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) recognized Valero Refining Company – Tennessee, LLC in Memphis with its second Volunteer Safety Through Accountability and Recognition (STAR) award.

The award is the state’s highest honor for occupational safety and health and is a nationally recognized program modeled on the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

“Valero once again meets the high standards required to receive this honor with its proven ability to maintain an excellent safety record,” said Dewayne Scott, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. artwork from Tennessee. “It takes effort and determination on the part of everyone in the facility to create and maintain a safe and healthy workplace. “

Scott presented the Volunteer STAR award to Valero managers and employees on Friday July 23, 2021 in Memphis.,

“Safety is a fundamental value and part of our culture,” said Eric Brown, vice president and general manager of the Valero Memphis refinery. “The VPP helps ensure that safety is everyone’s responsibility through active participation in safety programs. I want to thank TOSHA for renewing our certification and allowing our employees to share and learn from other sites.

The Valero Memphis refinery manufactures a variety of petroleum products, including gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and kerosene.

“The Valero Memphis refinery is one of 10 Valero refineries certified as VPP STAR sites,” said Brown. “We take great pride in the continued safety of our operations as we supply Memphis and the Tri-State region with quality petroleum products. “

There are currently 35 STAR volunteer sites in Tennessee. TOSHA awards the company a certificate of recognition, as well as a STAR flag to display in its facilities. The company also has the option of using the Volunteer STAR logo on its correspondence and documents.

The STAR program participation standard confirms that a company’s safety and health program helps reduce accidents and injuries. As part of the program, TOSHA is removing employers from scheduled compliance inspection lists for three years.

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