July 10, 2007
Contact: Rich Kulczewski
Phone: (303) 844-1302
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Butterball LLC in Carthage, Mo., has earned membership in the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's prestigious Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) at the "Star," or highest, level. A VPP recognition ceremony will be held July 11 at the plant.
"Butterball has exhibited excellence in 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."
Butterball has 790 employees who slaughter and process poultry.
OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs recognize and promote effective workplace safety and health management. Companies in the VPP achieve average injury rates at least 50 percent lower than other companies in their respective industries. Approximately 1,700 worksites representing more than 200 industries nationwide participate in the program.
Information kits about the VPP application and approval processes are available from OSHA's VPP manager at the agency's Kansas City Regional Office, who can be reached at (816) 426 5861.
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.
|EVENT:||Voluntary Protection Programs "star" ceremony presented by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration|
|DATE/TIME:||Wednesday, July 11, at 11 a.m. CDT|
|LOCATION:||Butterball LLC |
411 N. Main
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