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OSHA News Release – Region 4
U.S. Department of Labor
Region 4 News Release
Release Number: 05-15-ATL (003)
Date: Thursday, January 06, 2005
Contact: Susan Sikes Jo Anne Burgoyne
Phone: (404) 562-2258 (404) 562-2076
OSHA Acting Assistant Secretary Jonathan L. Snare Will Present the Award Jan. 11
ATLANTA -- The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will recognize Milliken's Live Oak Complex, LaGrange, Ga., for achieving excellence in its safety and health program. The award will be presented during a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the complex.
The La Grange facility has achieved "Star" status in OSHA's prestigious Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). OSHA Acting Assistant Secretary Jonathan L. Snare will present a Star-VPP flag and certificate to Milliken employees during the ceremony.
"Approval for the Star Voluntary Protection Program is a strong endorsement of the continued dedication demonstrated by Milliken and its employees to workplace safety and health," said Snare. "The programs developed at this complex can serve as models for other companies."
The Voluntary Protection Program is open to companies that incorporate comprehensive safety and health programs into their total management systems and have injury and illness rates below their industry's national average.
|Event:||Star Voluntary Protection Program Ceremony
Presented by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
|Date/Time:||Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005
|Location:||Milliken & Company, Live Oak Complex
300 Lukken Industrial Drive
|Susan Jordan Sikes (OSHA)
OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program promotes effective worksite-based safety and health programs. On average, companies in the VPP achieve injury and illness rates more than 50 percent lower than other companies in their industry.
Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role 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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