Region 7 News Release: 09-1313-KAN
Nov. 10, 2009
Contact: Jeremy Eggers
Greif Packaging LLC in Omaha, Neb., earns US Labor Department praise for workplace safety and health achievements
OMAHA, Neb. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has designated Greif Packaging LLC in Omaha as a Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) star site, the department's highest recognition for meeting or exceeding workplace safety and health standards.
Greif Packaging, a manufacturer of uncoated paper and multiwall bags with more than 60 employees in Omaha, earned VPP star recognition following a comprehensive onsite evaluation by a team of OSHA safety and health experts.
"Greif Packaging in Omaha is a model of workplace safety," said Charles E. Adkins, OSHA's regional administrator in Kansas City, Mo. "The company has displayed outstanding effort in implementing a comprehensive safety and health management system."
Through the VPP, OSHA recognizes employers and employees that have implemented exemplary workplace safety and health management systems. Management, labor and OSHA work cooperatively and proactively to prevent injuries, illnesses and workplace hazards. As part of attaining VPP status, employers must demonstrate management commitment to the safety and health of their employees and actively involve employees in the safety and health management system.
For more information about the VPP, call OSHA's regional VPP manager at 816-283-8745 or visit http://www.osha.gov/vpp.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA's role is to promote safe and healthful working conditions for America's men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, outreach and education. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.
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