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Region 3 News Release: 08-532-PHI (osha 08-061)
April 22, 2008
Contact: Alisha Brown
U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes March-Westin Co. Inc. for workplace safety and health success
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certified March-Westin Co. Inc. of Morgantown, W.Va., as a "merit" site in its prestigious Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). During a recent ceremony at West Virginia University's Biomedical Research Facility, Stanley Elliot, director of OSHA's Charleston, W.Va., area office, presented the company with a VPP merit flag.
"March-Westin has achieved an injury and illness rate significantly below the industry average," said Elliot. "The company expects to maintain its excellent record as it completes construction of West Virginia University's Biomedical Research Facility."
When finished, the 120,000-square-foot facility will be used to conduct research in heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke and other serious illnesses. The four-story building will feature an open laboratory design and all glass exterior. More than 60 employees are expected to work on the project.
March-Westin, headquartered in Morgantown, W.Va., is a full-service engineering, general contracting, and design-build firm.
March-Westin's successful completion of the merit program will ensure eligibility for OSHA "star" designation, the highest