EDENTON, N.C. — Regulator Marine was recognized this week as the first boat manufacturer in North Carolina to receive the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHNC) Carolina STAR Award, according to a release from the company.
Regulator is among only 120 of the approximately 260,000 North Carolina employers to be recognized as a Carolina STAR site, the company said.
STAR participants must meet all relevant OSHNC standards, have ongoing safety and health programs and have illness incidence rates and lost work day case rates 50 percent below the state average for their business sector.
“The Carolina STAR recognition validates a cooperative relationship between Regulator management, our employees and OSHA,” Joan Maxwell, president of Regulator Marine, said in the release. “The results of this effort are already paying dividends. We have seen a dramatic decrease in our incident rates, putting us well below that of the boat-building industry average. We have realized a reduction in our insurance costs by demonstrating that we have a safe and healthy work environment, and that by putting safety first our employees are going home safely at the end of their shift each and every day.”