Region 7 News Release: OSHA 07-1877-KAN
Dec. 10, 2007
Contact: Rich Kulczewski
KIMBALL, Neb. -- Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc. in Kimball has earned membership in the prestigious Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) at the "merit" level. A recognition ceremony will be held on Dec. 12 at the facility.
Clean Harbors' 116 employees store and thermally treat hazardous waste materials.
"Clean Harbors in Kimball has exhibited excellence in safety and health management," said Charles E. Adkins, CIH, 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."
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.
Information kits about the VPP application and approval processes are available from OSHA's VPP manager at the agency's Kansas City Regional Office (telephone 816-283-8745).
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:||"Merit" Voluntary Protection Programs ceremony presented by Occupational Safety and Health Administration|
|DATE and TIME:||Wednesday, Dec. 12 11:30 a.m. MST|
|LOCATION:||Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc.
2247 South Highway 71
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