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Region 7 News Release: OSHA/04-2106-KAN
Friday, October 22, 2004
Contact: Norma J. Conrad
Achieves OSHA's "Star" Recognition
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Georgia-Pacific, Kansas City Packaging has earned membership in the prestigious "Star" Voluntary Protection Program of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A recognition ceremony was held October 21 at the company's Kansas City facility.
"Georgia-Pacific has exhibited excellence in effective safety and health management at its Kansas City facility," said Kansas City OSHA Regional Administrator Charles E. Adkins, CIH. "Their outstanding efforts have included significant employee training and involvement."
The facility employs 125 workers who produce corrugated and solid fiber boxes. Companies that have been accepted into the Voluntary Protection Program represent more than 200 industries.
The VPP recognizes and promotes effective workplace safety and health management. Companies in the Voluntary Protection Program achieve average injury rates 50 percent lower than other companies in their industry. From coast to coast, approximately 1,100 work sites participate in the program.
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.
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