Region 7 News Release: OSHA 08-278-KAN
March 12, 2008
Contact: Rich Kulczewski
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Gordon Evans Energy Center in Colwich, Kan., has earned membership at the "star," or highest, level of the prestigious Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A recognition ceremony will be held on March 14 at the facility, which produces electricity and employs 42 people.
"The Gordon Evans Energy Center has demonstrated excellence in its comprehensive safety and health management," said Charles E. Adkins, OSHA's regional administrator in Kansas City. "The company's outstanding efforts have included management commitment to safety and health, and employee involvement in safety and health programs."
OSHA's VPP recognizes and promotes effective workplace safety and health management. Companies in the VPP achieve average injury rates 50 percent lower than other companies in their respective industries. The Gordon Evans Energy Center is joining more than 1,920 worksites representing more than 270 industries nationwide that have earned entry into the program.
Information kits about the VPP application and approval processes are available from OSHA's VPP manager in the agency's Kansas City Regional Office; telephone 816-283-8745.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to promote 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.
|EVENT:||"Star" VPP ceremony presented by OSHA|
|DATE and TIME:||Friday, March 14; noon CDT|
|LOCATION:||Gordon Evans Energy Center |
6001 N. 151st St. West
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