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Region 2 News Release:    05-60-NEW / BOS 2005-014
Thursday, January 27, 2005
Contact: John M. Chavez
Phone: (617) 565-2075


U.S. Postal Service Syracuse Processing and Distribution Center Achieves OSHA Recognition
Ceremony To Be Held January 31 in Syracuse, N.Y.

NEW YORK -- The United States Postal Service Syracuse Processing and Distribution Center has earned 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 Monday, Jan. 31 in Syracuse, N.Y.

"The U.S. Postal Service Syracuse Processing and Distribution Center has done an excellent job of safety and health management," said New York OSHA Regional Administrator Patricia K. Clark. "Of particular note are the facility's safety and health programs dealing with ergonomic exposures, control of vehicle movement in loading dock operations, and the makeup of their medical emergency response team."

The facility employs 585 workers to receive, process and distribute all mail from and to local post offices and other postal distribution centers. Approximately 1,500,000 pieces of mail are processed at the Syracuse facility daily.

The VPP recognizes and promotes effective workplace safety and health management. Companies in OSHA's 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 programs. 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: Monday, Jan. 31, 2005; 11:00 a.m.

Location: U.S. Postal Service Syracuse Processing and Distribution Center
5640 East Taft Street, Syracuse, NY

Contact: John M. Chavez 617-565-2075

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