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Region 7 News Release: 07-1686-KAN
Nov. 1, 2007
Contact: Diana Petterson or Elizabeth Todd
Phone: 214-767-4776, ext. 222 or 221


U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA recognizes Lozier Corp. in Joplin, Mo., for safety and health excellence

JOPLIN, Mo. -- Lozier Corp. in Joplin, Mo., has earned membership in the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's prestigious Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) at the "star," or highest, level. At a recent recognition ceremony held at the Joplin plant, Barbara Theriot, OSHA's Kansas City, Mo., area director, presented a VPP flag to the company.

Lozier's approximately 110 employees manufacture showcases, partitions, shelving and lockers.

"Lozier 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."

Information kits about the VPP application and approval processes are available from the VPP manager in OSHA's Kansas City Regional Office; telephone 816-283-8745.

More than 1,860 worksites nationwide have earned entry into OSHA's VPP. Requirements include a high degree of management support and employee involvement, a high quality worksite hazard analysis, prevention and control programs, and comprehensive safety and health training for all employees. Each of these elements must be effective, in place and in operation for at least one year before a company can apply to join the VPP. Companies in the VPP achieve average injury rates 50 percent lower than other companies in their respective industries.

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.


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Archive Notice - OSHA Archive

NOTICE: This is an OSHA Archive Document, and may no longer represent OSHA Policy. It is presented here as historical content, for research and review purposes only.