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Region 7 News Release: OSHA/06-1602-KAN
September 21, 2006
Contact: Norma Conrad
Phone: (816) 426-5481

SKF Sealing Solutions Receives Safety & Health Recognition From U.S. Labor Department's OSHA at Seneca, Kansas Ceremony

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- SKF Sealing Solutions has earned membership in the prestigious "Star" Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A recognition ceremony will take place on Sept. 27 at the facility.

"SKF Sealing Solutions has exhibited excellence in safety and health management," said Charles E. Adkins, CIH, OSHA's regional administrator in Kansas City, Mo. "The outstanding effort of company personnel has included a management commitment to safety and health and employee involvement in safety and health programs."

The facility employs 220 workers who manufacture seals and gaskets for the automotive industry.

OSHA's VPP recognizes and promotes effective workplace safety and health management. Companies in the VPP achieve average injury rates that are 50 percent lower than other companies in their industry. Approximately 1,500 work sites representing more than 280 industries nationwide participate in the program. Information about the VPP application and approval process is available from the OSHA VPP manager at the agency's Kansas City regional office at (816) 426 5861.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace 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

EVENT: "Star" Voluntary Protection Program Ceremony
Presented by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006; 11:30 a.m. CDT
LOCATION: SKF Sealing Solutions
31 E. Amador St.
Seneca, Kan.
CONTACT: Norma J. Conrad, (816) 426-5481


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