CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services’ (DWS) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) honored Black Hills Energy’s Cheyenne Prairie Generating Station with the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status for its commitment to safety during a recognition ceremony in late August.

“The Voluntary Protection Program is one of OSHA’s top recognitions for business and government entities with outstanding safety and health programs,” said Wyoming OSHA Program Manager Karen Godman. “The Cheyenne Prairie Generating Station is the first new VPP Star site in Wyoming in more than 5 years, and it is the first power generation site in Wyoming to earn that honor.”

The Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) is designed to recognize and promote effective workplace safety and health processes, in which management, labor and OSHA establish a cooperative relationship at a work site that has implemented a strong, comprehensive safety and health system. Star participants, who meet all required elements within the VPP program, are at the top of the VPP recognition ladder, demonstrating exemplary achievement in the prevention and control of occupational safety and health hazards and the development, implementation and continuous improvement of their safety and health management system.

Black Hills Energy employees at the Cheyenne Prairie Generating Station have been working with Wyoming OSHA for more than four years to achieve this designation.

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