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Region 7 News Release:    OSHA/04-2279-KAN
Date: Friday, November 5, 2004
Contact: Norma J. Conrad
Phone: 816-426-5491


Chief Industries-Custom Products Division Achieves OSHA Recognition
Ceremony To Be Held November 8 in Grand Island, Neb.

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Chief Industries-Custom Products Division 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 is scheduled for Monday, November 8.

"Chief Industries-Custom Products Division has exhibited excellence in effective safety and health management at its Grand Island facility," said Kansas City OSHA Regional Administrator Charles E. Adkins, CIH. "Their outstanding efforts have included an impressive hazard tracking and reporting system as well as a well-structured machine guarding program."

The facility employs 83 workers who fabricate metal products, including tables and other furniture, for correctional facilities. 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.

Event: "Star" Voluntary Protection Program Ceremony
Presented by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Date and Time: Monday, Nov. 8, at 11:30 a.m. Central Time
Location: Chief Industries-Custom Products Division
1801 Raymond Drive
Grand Island, Nebraska
Contact: Norma Conrad (816) 426-5491


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