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Region 7 News Release:    OSHA/ 04-1448-KAN
Date: Thursday August 12, 2004
Contact: Norma J. Conrad
Phone: 816-426-5491



Solutia, Inc., J.F. Queeny Plant Gets Another "Star" For Safety and Health
Ceremony To Be Held August 18 in St. Louis, Mo.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will recognize Solutia, Inc., J.F. Queeny Plant of St. Louis, Mo., for achieving eight years of excellence in worker health and safety. A ceremony at the plant on August 18 will renew the company's participation in OSHA's Star Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

"Solutia has exhibited excellence in effective safety and health management," said OSHA Regional Administrator Charles E. Adkins, CIH. "Their outstanding efforts have included significant management commitment and employee involvement."

The Solutia, Inc., J.F. Queeny Plant was approved for OSHA's Star program in October 1995. The plant employs 73 workers who produce industrial organic chemicals.

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.


Event: "Star" Voluntary Protection Program Ceremony
Presented by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Date and Time: Wednesday, August 18, 2004
11:00 a.m. Central time
Location: Solutia, Inc., J.F. Queeny Plant
201 Russell Boulevard
St. Louis, Mo. 63104
Contact: Norma Conrad (816) 426-5491
The VPP recognizes and promotes effective workplace safety and health management. In the program, management, labor and OSHA establish a cooperative relationship at a worksite that has implemented strong safety and health systems. 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.

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.


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