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Region 5 News Release: 07-1826-CHI
December 7, 2007
Contact: Brad Mitchell Scott Allen
Phone: 312-353-4807 312-353-6976


U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for workplace safety and health success

CINCINNATI -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has certified Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. in Cincinnati as a "star" site in its prestigious Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).

Richard T. Gilgrist, director of OSHA's area office in Cincinnati, presented the company with a VPP star flag and plaque at a recent ceremony.

"Jacobs Engineering Group has an excellent record in workplace safety and health," said Gilgrist. "Its outstanding efforts include management commitment and continuous improvement of its safety and health program, as well as exceptional employee involvement in safety and health efforts."

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. provides engineering design, procurement, oversight and management support to clients throughout the United States. Nearly all of these clients are also VPP sites. This facility, employing 373 people, achieved an injury and illness rate 81 percent below the industry average.

OSHA's star designation is the highest level of recognition that an employer can achieve in the VPP. Designed for worksites with comprehensive, successful safety and health programs, the VPP is open to all industries and to companies with injury rates below their respective industries' national averages.

More than 1,860 worksites nationwide have earned entry into OSHA's VPP, which has proven over the years to be an effective means of reducing injuries, illnesses, fatalities and costs, while fostering a more productive workforce and increasing employee morale.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.


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