April 19, 2024

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) recognized Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s (MPC) Niles Terminal with the Michigan Voluntary Protection Program (MVPP) Star award. 

As the most prestigious safety and health award given in the state, MPC’s Niles Terminal and Fleet Facility joins a group of 26 Michigan companies with current MVPP Star status.

MIOSHA’s Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division presented the MVPP Star award and plaque to Marathon Petroleum staff members in Niles on March 21. 

“MIOSHA is proud to recognize Marathon Petroleum’s Niles Terminal for establishing a company culture that promotes excellence in workplace safety and health,” said MIOSHA Consultation Education and Training Division Director Tarah Kile. “Implementing best practices for increased employee safety and health, exemplifies a true dedication to safety among management and employees at this facility.”   

MVPP pic

(Left to right) MIOSHA Occupational Safety Consultant Chris Johnson is pictured with MPC Niles Terminal employees and MIOSHA CET Director Tarah Kile (far right) during the Marathon MVPP award ceremony March 21, 2024.


MPC’s Niles terminal is operated under the company’s Midstream segment which handles bulk receiving, storage, and distribution of refined petroleum products that includes gasoline, ultra-low sulfur diesel, and kerosene.

“We are honored that our Niles terminal has been recognized by MIOSHA as a VPP Star site,” said Marathon Petroleum Corporation Vice President of Terminals Regina Zolnor. “This award is a significant accomplishment that reflects the commitment of our employees to operating safely and being a good neighbor to the Niles community. I am proud of our team for achieving this recognition.”

MIOSHA identified the following best practices that demonstrate the company’s safety and health management system excellence:

  • Emergency Response Preparedness
  • Safety Communications
  • Contractor Safety Management
  • Elite Safety Leadership

About Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is a leading, integrated, downstream energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company operates the nation’s largest refining system. MPC’s marketing system includes branded locations across the United States, including Marathon brand retail outlets. MPC also owns the general partner and majority limited partner interest in MPLX LP, a midstream company that owns and operates gathering, processing, and fractionation assets, as well as crude oil and light product transportation and logistics infrastructure. 

More information about MPC can be found on the company’s website at www.marathonpetroleum.com.

MVPP Program

MIOSHA established the MVPP program in 1996 to recognize employers with exemplary safety and health management systems that go above MIOSHA requirements. The MVPP program is open to all qualifying Michigan employers with injury and illness incident rates below the industry average for each of the last three years. 

Learn more about becoming an MVPP Star site at Michigan.gov/MVPP.


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