Grand Canyon Lodge receives OSHA safety award

Voluntary Protection Program Award recognizes achievement in safety and health management

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim is the first hospitality company in Arizona to receive the prestigious Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Certification from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The award recognizes employers and workers in the private industry and federal agencies who have implemented effective safety and health management systems and maintain injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries. Only 35 companies in Arizona have received the VPP award, which is granted to companies that successfully complete a rigorous application and investigation process. According to Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) acting director Jessie Atencio, the Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim is one of the smallest companies to have received the award and one of very few hospitality companies in the United States to have done so.

"Forever Resorts demonstrates a true culture of responsibility," Atencio said. "At the Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim and throughout the company, they've proven they have a commitment to continual improvement and winning attitude."

Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim is the only lodging inside the Grand Canyon National Park on the North Rim. Located at Bright Angel Point, Arizona declared the lodge a National Historic Landmark in 1987. The Park Service built the original Lodge in 1928, but it burned down in 1932.

The Park Service rebuilt the current lodge in 1937 using as much of the original structure as possible. Construction on the cabins took place in the 1930s and 1940s. More information is available by calling (877) 386-4383 or visiting www.GrandCanyonLodgeNorth.com.

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