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Region 2 News Release:    05-59-NEW / BOS 2005-013
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Contact: John M. Chavez
Phone: (617) 565-2075


Exxon Mobil Business & Research Centre, Macedon, N.Y.,
Receives Renewed OSHA Recognition
Ceremony To Be Held January 28

NEW YORK -- The Exxon Mobil Business & Research Centre, located in Macedon, NY, has achieved renewed membership in the prestigious "Star" Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A recognition ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 28, in Macedon.

"During the company's 18 years in the Voluntary Protection Program, the Exxon Mobil Business & Research Centre has continued to exhibit excellence in effective safety and health management," said New York OSHA Regional Administrator Patricia K. Clark. "The company's implementation of an off-the-job, after work hours safety committee and its safety education program for outside contractors are especially notable."

The facility employs 243 workers to research and test film packaging products.

The VPP recognizes and promotes effective workplace safety and health management. Companies in the Voluntary Protection Programs 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. Companies that have been accepted into the Voluntary Protection Programs represent more than 200 industries.

Information kits about the VPP application and approval process are available from the VPP manager at the OSHA regional office in New York City at 212-337-2360.

Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. 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: Friday, Jan. 28, 2005; 8:30 a.m.
Location: Exxon Mobil Business & Research Centre
729 Pittsford-Palmyra Road
Macedon, NY
Contact: John M. Chavez 617-565-2075

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