World Class Safety Excellence is the strategy behind all Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) initiatives. At STERIS, Safety Excellence is interwoven in all our activities via employees working together to reduce or eliminate incidents.
With a solid base of management commitment and employee involvement, STERIS is well positioned to encourage employee ownership of our strong safety culture. To accomplish this task for locations within the United States, STERIS has chosen the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s Star Level, via the Voluntary Protection Program. The OSHA VPP Star is bestowed only upon companies with effective safety and health programs, workplace injury and illness rates lower than the industry average, and managers and employees who work as a functional team to prevent incidents and eliminate hazards. Achieving VPP Star status demonstrates to employees and the community that we are a leader in safety and health.
The following STERIS facilities have achieved acceptance by OSHA into the Voluntary Protection Program at the Star level, the highest level possible:
Mentor, Ohio (4)
Pinecone Biological Operations
Research & Development Facility
Manufacturing and Distribution Center
St. Louis, Missouri (2)
St. Louis Operations
St. Louis Distribution
Libertyville Illinois (2)
Applied Sterilization Technologies (North)
Applied Sterilization Technologies Facility (South)
Chester, New York (1)
Applied Sterilization Technologies Facility
Montgomery, Alabama (1)
STERIS continues to work with its US-based operations to encourage and assist those sites to work toward and meet the required criteria to apply for the VPP’s Star Level.
For locations outside of the United States, STERIS works with its business units to implement and maintain suitable HSE management systems that are aligned with and equivalent to the OHSAS 18001 and/or ISO 14001.
The OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001 standards set out the requirements for occupational health and safety management good practice for any size of organization. They provide guidance in developing a robust health and safety framework, bringing all relevant controls and processes into an appropriate management system. The following STERIS facilities currently hold 18001 or 45001 certifications:
The ISO 14001 sets out the criteria that a company or organization can follow to establish an effective environmental management system. Designed for any type of organization, regardless of its activity or sector, it can provide assurance that environmental impact is being measured, controlled and improved in a holistic manner.
The following STERIS facilities currently hold ISO 14001 Certification: