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Region 7 News Release:    OSHA/ 04-1176-KAN
Date: Wednesday July 7, 2004
Contact: Norma J. Conrad
Phone: 816-426-5491


International Paper Gets Another "Star" for Safety and Health
Ceremony To Be Held July 8 in Joplin, Mo.

JOPLIN, Mo. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will recognize International Paper of Joplin, Mo., for achieving 10 years of excellence in worker safety and health. A ceremony will be held at the plant on Thursday, July 8, to renew the company's participation in OSHA's "Star" Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

"Through its outstanding efforts to provide significant employee training and involvement, International Paper has exhibited excellence in effective safety and health management," said Kansas City OSHA Regional Administrator Charles E. Adkins, CIH.

International Paper employs 49 workers who provide wood-preserving treatment to southern pine logs. The company was approved for OSHA's Star program in July 1994.

Companies that have been accepted into the Voluntary Protection Program represent more than 200 industries. From coast to coast, approximately 1,070 work sites participate in the VPP.

Information kits about the VPP application and approval process are available from the VPP Manager at the OSHA regional office in Kansas City, Mo., at (816) 426 5861.

The role of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.


Event: "Star" Voluntary Protection Program Ceremony
Presented by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Date and Time: Thursday, July 8
11:00 a.m. CST
Location: International Paper
Joplin Treated Wood Products
2609 S. Rangeline Rd.
Joplin, Mo.
Contact: Norma Conrad (816) 426-5491

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