July 11, 2007
Contact: Rich Kulczewski
Phone: (303) 844-1302
WICHITA, Kan. -- Rockwell Collins Services' Wichita Service Center has earned membership in the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) prestigious Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) at the "Star," or highest, level. A VPP recognition ceremony will be held July 12 at the center.
"Rockwell Collins Services in Wichita has exhibited excellence in safety and health management," said Charles E. Adkins, OSHA's regional administrator in Kansas City, Mo. "The company's outstanding efforts have included management commitment to safety and health, and employee involvement in safety and health programs."
The Wichita Service Center has 175 employees who repair and maintain aircraft aviation electronics.
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. More than 1,700 worksites representing more than 270 industries nationwide participate.
Information kits about the VPP application and approval processes are available from the VPP manager in OSHA'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:||Thursday, July 12, at 2 p.m. CDT|
|LOCATION:||Rockwell Collins Services Wichita Service Center |
2051 Airport Road
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