Posted: January 14, 2010

GE Aviation Airfoils Becomes Palmetto Star

Employees of GE Aviation Airfoils in Greenville were recognized recently for their facility's achievement as a S.C. OSHA Palmetto Star Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) worksite during a celebration luncheon.

GE Aviation Airfoils manufactures aircraft engine parts, specifically turbine blades.  The facility has 148 full-time employees and operates two shifts.

The Palmetto Star Program recognizes qualified employers who exceed the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 in providing its workers a safe and healthy worksite. Any employer in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes 31-33 may apply.

Currently there are 44 active approved Palmetto Star sites in South Carolina. For more information, contact Harvey Jessup in the Office of OSHA Voluntary Programs at (803) 896-7744.