North Carolina Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry presented BSH Home Appliances with the Carolina Star Certification for Safety and Health at a celebration on Nov. 4, 2019. The certification recognizes employers and employees who implement effective safety and management systems, and BSH is the first company in Craven County to receive the certification for its New Bern, N.C. appliances factory.
“BSH highly values our employees and is committed to nurturing a culture where they come first,” said Andy MacLaren, vice president of cooking and New Bern site manager at BSH Home Appliances in a statement. “Achieving Carolina Star certification not only demonstrates our dedication to being a good employer, but also the collaboration across our entire team to foster a productive and positive work environment.”
“I’ve noticed at BSH that there is a lot of effort in celebrating and supporting employees,” Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry said at the Nov. 4 event. “It is clear that this kind of collaborative environment puts the employees and their well-being first. Carolina Star is a celebration of the unified accomplishments of all employees at BSH and their dedication to safety.”
The Carolina Star Program is administered through the N.C. Department of Labor’s Education, Training and Technical Assistance Bureau of the Occupational Safety and Health Division. Star Program participants must demonstrate they are proactive and self-sufficient in monitoring:
- Management commitment and leadership
- Employee involvement and participation
- Hazard identification and evaluation
- Hazard prevention and control
- Safety and health training
BSH sells its Gaggenau, Thermador and Bosch branded products throughout North America, through distributors, independent appliance dealers, national and regional retailers, builders and large buying groups with manufacturing facilities located in New Bern, North Carolina, and LaFollette, Tennessee.