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McWane Ductile Ohio (MDO) Team Members Attend VPPPA Conference

As part of their continued commitment to OSHA’s VPP program and safety excellence, McWane Ductile Ohio (MDO) team members Shain Ridenbaugh (MDO VPP Coordinator), Chad Elliott (President of MDO VPP Board of Directors) and Dustin Blair (Vice President of MDO VPP Board of Directors) attended the recent VPPPA Region V Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

MDO 2018 VPPPA Region V Conference

Meet McWane: Kent Arnold, Clow Water

Kent Arnold VPPPA Safety Champion Award

We are proud to announce that Clow Water Team Member Kent Arnold was awarded the Safety Champion Award at the Region V VPPPA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Kent is a third generation, 45 year employee at Clow Water System and during his tenure has filled various roles within the local USW 7014, including Union President twice. Kent currently manages the VPP Program and coordinates over 15 monthly department committees and is the driving force on their VPP Board of Directors. He also serves as a Special Government Employee (SGE). As a SGE, Kent works with Ohio OSHA one to two times a year certifying and re-certifying VPP sites.

Kent travels a couple times a year to other McWane facilities to assist them in reaching their goal of VPP certification. He also manages the Safety Hazard Program at Clow Water and coordinates feedback to Team Members when needed until the hazard is fixed.

Congratulations Kent! You are a true testament to the commitment to safety excellence at Clow Water!