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Region 7 News Release: OSHA 06-339-KAN
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Contact: Norma Conrad
Phone: (816) 426-5481

USPS Achieves OSHA Recognition
Ceremony Held in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The U.S. Postal Service-Richard G. Wilson Processing and Distribution Facility has earned membership in the prestigious "Star" Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A recognition ceremony was held February 23 at the facility.

"The U.S. Postal Service in Cape Girardeau has exhibited excellence in safety and health management," said Kansas City OSHA Regional Administrator Charles E. Adkins, CIH. "Their outstanding efforts have included management commitment to safety and health and employee involvement in safety and health programs."

The facility employs 157 workers who receive, sort, and distribute U.S. and foreign mail for approximately 150 associate offices and stations. Companies that have been accepted into VPP represent more than 200 industries.

OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs recognize and promote effective workplace safety and health management. Companies in VPP achieve average injury rates 50 percent lower than other companies in their industry. Approximately 1,400 work sites representing more than 200 industries nationwide participate in the program.

Information kits about the VPP application and approval process are available from the OSHA VPP Manager at the Kansas City Regional Office at (816) 426 5861.

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